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Medications for Atrial Flutter

What is 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.

Compare drugs associated with Atrial Flutter

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
diltiazem Rx C N 8 reviews
5.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Brand names:  Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cartia XT, Tiazac, Cardizem LA, Diltia XT, Dilt-XR, Diltzac, Matzim LA, Dilacor XR

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

 
Cardizem Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
flecainide Rx C N 6 reviews
8.0

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 Rx B N X 2 reviews
1.0

Generic name: sotalol systemic

Brand names:  Sotalol Hydrochloride AF, 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

 
Sotalol Hydrochloride AF Rx B N X 1 review
1.0

Generic name: sotalol systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Cardizem CD Rx C N 1 review
3.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cartia XT Rx C N 1 review
5.0

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
propafenone Rx C N Add review
4.0

Generic name: propafenone systemic

Brand names:  Rythmol SR, Rythmol

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Tambocor Rx C N 2 reviews
7.0

Generic name: flecainide systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Multaq Rx X N 2 reviews
4.0

Generic name: dronedarone systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Tiazac Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cardizem LA Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Rythmol SR Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: propafenone systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Diltia XT Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Rythmol Rx C N Add review
4.0

Generic name: propafenone systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Betapace AF Rx B N X 1 review
1.0

Generic name: sotalol systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Brevibloc Rx C N X Add review Add

Generic name: esmolol systemic

Drug class: cardioselective beta blockers, group II antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Dilt-XR Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Diltzac Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Matzim LA Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Dilacor XR Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: diltiazem systemic

Drug class: calcium channel blocking agents, group IV antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
dronedarone Rx X N 2 reviews
4.0

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

 
Corvert Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: ibutilide systemic

Drug class: group III antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Sotylize Rx B N X Add review Add

Generic name: sotalol systemic

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

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
ibutilide Rx C N Add review Add

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

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
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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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