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Tikosyn is a medicine that is given to patients with irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation). Tikosyn may help the heart beat more regularly and stay beating regularly for a longer period of time.
Precautions for Tikosyn
Tell your doctor about any problems you have with your:
Side Effects of Tikosyn
Tikosyn’s most serious side effect, the different type of dangerous abnormal heartbeat is described in the "Special Warnings" section.
Other common side effects of Tikosyn are:
- Chest pain
Who Should Not Take Tikosyn
You should not take Tikosyn if you:
Are taking certain other medicines, including:
- cimetidine (TAGAMET, TAGAMET HB)®, used to treat heartburn, upset stomach, and stomach ulcers, available both by prescription and without a prescription
- verapamil (CALAN, CALAN SR, COVERA-HS, ISOPTIN, ISOPTIN SR, VERELAN, VERELAN PM)®, used to treat high blood pressure and certain heart problems
- ketoconazole (NIZORAL)®, used to treat certain fungus infections
- trimethoprim alone (PROLOPRIM, TRIMPEX)® or the combination of trimethoprim and sulfamethoxazole (BACTRIM, SEPTRA)®, used to treat certain bacterial infections
- prochlorperazine (COMPAZINE)®, used to treat nausea and vomiting
- megestrol (MEGACE)®, used to treat certain types of cancer or loss of appetite
and weight loss associated with AIDS
Have serious kidney problems or are on kidney dialysis.
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