Are Tykosin and Tambocor the Same Thing?
Tikosyn (dofetilide) and flecainide are antiarrhythmic drugs used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders of the atrium (the upper chambers of the heart). Tikosyn and flecainide are used in people with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
Flecainide is also used in certain situations to prevent serious heart rhythm disorders including irregular heartbeat (such as persistent ventricular tachycardia and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia).
A brand name for flecainide is Tambocor.
Side effects of flecainide that are different from Tikosyn include vision problems (such as blurred vision, problems focusing, seeing spots), shortness of breath, vomiting, constipation, tremor or shaking, tiredness, weakness, anxiety, depression, and numbness or tingling.
What Are Possible Side Effects of Tykosin?
Common side effects of Tykosin include:
- stomach pain,
- sleep problems (insomnia),
- back pain,
- skin rash, or
- cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, or sore throat.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have rare but serious side effects of Tikosyn including:
What Are Possible Side Effects of Tambocor?
Common side effects of Tambocor include:
- vision problems (such as blurred vision, problems focusing, seeing spots),
- shortness of breath,
- stomach pain,
- tremor or shaking,
- numbness or
Tell your doctor if you have unlikely but serious side effects of Tambocor including new or worsening symptoms of heart failure (such as ankle/leg swelling, increased tiredness, or increased shortness of breath when lying down).
What Is Tykosin?
What Is Tambocor?
Tambocor is an antiarrhythmic prescribed in certain situations to prevent serious heart rhythm disorders including irregular heartbeat (such as persistent ventricular tachycardia and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia). Tambocor is also used to prevent certain types of irregular heartbeat from returning (such as atrial fibrillation). Tambocor is available in generic form.
What Drugs Interact With Tykosin?
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.
What Drugs Interact With Tambocor?
Tambocor may have adverse interactions with many other medications. Interactions may occur with cimetidine, digoxin, diuretics, seizure medications, beta blockers, other heart rhythm medications, and other drugs.
How Should Tykosin 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.
How Should Tambocor Be Taken?
The first few doses of Tambocor are administered in a hospital setting in case the medication causes serious side effects. Tell your doctor all medications you are taking.
All drug information provided on RxList.com is sourced directly from drug monographs published by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Any drug information published on RxList.com regarding general drug information, drug side effects, drug usage, dosage, and more are sourced from the original drug documentation found in its FDA drug monograph.
Drug information found in the drug comparisons published on RxList.com is primarily sourced from the FDA drug information. The drug comparison information found in this article does not contain any data from clinical trials with human participants or animals performed by any of the drug manufacturers comparing the drugs.
The drug comparisons information provided does not cover every potential use, warning, drug interaction, side effect, or adverse or allergic reaction. RxList.com assumes no responsibility for any healthcare administered to a person based on the information found on this site.
As drug information can and will change at any time, RxList.com makes every effort to update its drug information. Due to the time-sensitive nature of drug information, RxList.com makes no guarantees that the information provided is the most current.
Any missing drug warnings or information does not in any way guarantee the safety, effectiveness, or the lack of adverse effects of any drug. The drug information provided is intended for reference only and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice.
If you have specific questions regarding a drug’s safety, side effects, usage, warnings, etc., you should contact your doctor or pharmacist, or refer to the individual drug monograph details found on the FDA.gov or RxList.com websites for more information.
You may also report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA by visiting the FDA MedWatch website or calling 1-800-FDA-1088.
Pfizer. Tikosyn Prescribing Information.
FDA. Tambocor Product Information.