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Medications for Atrial Flutter

About Atrial Flutter

A rapid well organised contraction of the atrium at a rate of 250-350 contractions per minute.

Ventricular response rates are usually some multiple of 300. ECG shows sawtooth waves. Atrial flutter is considered a serious and potentially unstable rhythm.

Drugs used to treat Atrial Flutter

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

Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
diltiazem 5.0 9 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

flecainide 7.9 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: flecainide systemic

Brand name:  Tambocor

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

sotalol 2.3 4 reviews
Rx B N X

Generic name: sotalol systemic

Brand names:  Betapace AF, Sotylize

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

propafenone 1.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: propafenone systemic

Brand name:  Rythmol SR

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Multaq 4.0 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: dronedarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Tambocor 7.0 2 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: flecainide systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Betapace AF 1.0 1 review
Rx B N X

Generic name: sotalol systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Rythmol SR Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: propafenone systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

dronedarone 4.0 2 reviews
Rx X N

Generic name: dronedarone systemic

Brand name:  Multaq

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Brevibloc Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: esmolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Corvert Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ibutilide systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

ibutilide Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: ibutilide systemic

Brand name:  Corvert

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

Sotylize Rate Add review
Rx B N X

Generic name: sotalol systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

esmolol Rate Add review
Rx C N X

Generic name: esmolol systemic

Brand name:  Brevibloc

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription Only.
OTC Over the Counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) 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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