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In the US, Flecainide (flecainide systemic) is a member of the drug class group I antiarrhythmics and is used to treat Atrial Fibrillation, Atrial Flutter, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Tachycardia and Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiarrhythmic agent, class Ic

Chemical Name

Benzamide, N-(2-piperidinylmetyl)-2,5-bis(2,2,2-trifluoroetoxy)-

Foreign Names

  • Flecainidum (Latin)
  • Flecainid (German)
  • Flécaïnide (French)
  • Flecainida (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Flecainide (OS: DCIT, BAN)
  • Flécaïnide (OS: DCF)
  • Flecainide Acetate (OS: BANM, USAN, JAN)
  • R 818 (IS)
  • Flecainidacetat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Flécaïnide (acétate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Flecainide acetate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Flecainide Acetate (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Flecainidi acetas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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