Multaq vs. Tikosyn

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What Are Possible Side Effects of Multaq?

Common side effects of Multaq include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Tikosyn?

Common side effects of Tikosyn include:

Seek immediate medical attention if you have rare but serious side effects of Tikosyn including:

What is Multaq?

Multaq (dronedarone) is an antiarrythmic drug used to treat atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, types of abnormal heart rhythms.

What is Tikosyn?

Tikosyn (sotalol) is an antiarrhythmic agent used for treating ventricular arrhythmias.

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What Drugs Interact With Multaq?

Multaq may interact with cyclosporine, dexamethasone, medications for treating tuberculosis, cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus, St. John's wort, theophylline, antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, anti-malaria medications, barbiturates, beta-blockers, cholesterol-lowering medicines, heart or blood pressure medications, heart rhythm medicines, medicines to prevent blood clots, medicines to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, medicines to treat HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, migraine headache medicines, narcotics, seizure medications, and other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Do not use Multaq if you are pregnant.

What Drugs Interact With Tikosyn?

Tikosyn may interact with diuretics (water pills), HIV/AIDS medicine, drugs that can affect heart rhythm, narcotics, antibiotics, antidepressants, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, or heart rhythm medicine. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.

How Should Multaq Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Multaq is 400 mg twice daily in adults. Multaq should be taken as one tablet with the morning meal and one tablet with the evening meal.

How Should Tikosyn Be Taken?

The usual recommended dose of Tikosyn is 500 mcg twice daily. When starting, restarting, or increasing the dose, you will need to stay in the hospital for at least 3 days for monitoring.

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References

Sanofi-aventis. Multaq Prescribing Information.
https://www.multaq.com
Pfizer. Tikosyn Prescribing Information.
https://www.tikosyn.com/

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