TIKOSYN (Tee' ko sin)(dofetilide) Capsules
Read the Medication Guide before you start taking TIKOSYN and each time you get a refill. This information does not take the place of talking with your doctor about your condition or treatment.
What is the most important information I should know about TIKOSYN?
TIKOSYN can cause serious side effects, including a type of abnormal heartbeat called Torsade de Pointes, which can lead to death.
To establish the right dose of TIKOSYN, treatment with TIKOSYN must be started in a hospital where your heart rate and kidney function will be checked for the first 3 days of treatment. It is important that when you go home, you take the exact dose of TIKOSYN that your doctor prescribed for you.
While you take TIKOSYN, always watch for signs of abnormal heartbeat.
Call your doctor and go to the hospital right away if you:
What is TIKOSYN?
TIKOSYN is a prescription medicine that is used to treat an irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter).
It is not known if TIKOSYN is safe and effective in children under 18 years of age.
Who should not take TIKOSYN?
Do not take TIKOSYN if you:
What should I tell my doctor before taking TIKOSYN?
Before taking TIKOSYN, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions including if you:
Especially tell your doctor if you take medicines to treat:
Ask your doctor if you are not sure about the medicines you take. Tell your doctor about all prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, dietary supplements, and any natural or herbal remedies. TIKOSYN and other medicines may affect each other, causing serious side effects. If you take TIKOSYN with certain medicines, you will be more likely to have a different type of abnormal heartbeat. See "Who should not take TIKOSYN?"
Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines and show it to your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
How should I take TIKOSYN?
What are the possible side effects of TIKOSYN?
TIKOSYN can cause serious side effects, including a type of abnormal heartbeat called Torsade de Pointes, which can lead to death. See "What is the most important information I should know about TIKOSYN?"
The most common side effects of TIKOSYN include:
Call your doctor right away if you have signs of electrolyte imbalance:
Tell your doctor if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all the possible side effects of TIKOSYN. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
How should I store TIKOSYN?
General information about TIKOSYN
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use TIKOSYN for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give TIKOSYN to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about TIKOSYN. If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about TIKOSYN that is written for health professionals.
For more about TIKOSYN, go to www.tikosyn.com or call 1-877-TIKOSYN (1-877-845-6796).
What are the ingredients in TIKOSYN?
Active ingredient: dofetilide
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