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Medications for Arrhythmia

Other names: Heart Palpitations; Palpitations

About Arrhythmia:  An arrhythmia is any disorder of heart rate or rhythm.

Drugs Used to Treat Arrhythmia

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
amiodarone D N 33 reviews
5.0

Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Brand names:  Pacerone, Nexterone

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

verapamil C N X 9 reviews
6.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Brand names:  Calan, Calan SR, Isoptin SR, Verelan, Verelan PM …show all

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

propranolol C N X 9 reviews
7.0

Generic name: propranolol systemic

Brand name:  Inderal

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Tikosyn C N 39 reviews
7.0

Generic name: dofetilide systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Pacerone D N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Inderal C N X 2 reviews
6.0

Generic name: propranolol systemic

Drug class: non-cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dofetilide C N 44 reviews
7.0

Generic name: dofetilide systemic

Brand name:  Tikosyn

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Calan C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

lidocaine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Brand names:  DentiPatch, UAD Caine, Xylocaine HCl

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

mexiletine C N 4 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mexiletine systemic

Brand name:  Mexitil

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Nexterone D N Add review Rate

Generic name: amiodarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Calan SR C N X 1 review
7.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

quinidine C N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: quinidine systemic

Brand names:  Cardioquin, Quinidex Extentabs, Quin-G

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

disopyramide C N X 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: disopyramide systemic

Brand names:  Norpace, Norpace CR

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Isoptin SR C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Mexitil C N 3 reviews
6.0

Generic name: mexiletine systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Norpace C N X 2 reviews
8.0

Generic name: disopyramide systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

phenytoin Off Label D N X Add review
8.0

Generic name: phenytoin systemic

Drug class: hydantoin anticonvulsants, group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Off Label: Yes

Verelan C N X Add review
1.0

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

procainamide C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: procainamide systemic

Brand names:  Pronestyl, Procanbid, Pronestyl-SR

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Verelan PM C N X Add review Rate

Generic name: verapamil systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cardioquin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: quinidine systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

DentiPatch B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

UAD Caine B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Xylocaine HCl B N Add review Rate

Generic name: lidocaine systemic

Drug class: local injectable anesthetics, group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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