Cardiovascular disease

Arrhythmia

(Irregular heartbeat)

About Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of your heartbeat. It means that your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or with an irregular pattern. When the heart beats faster than normal, it is called tachycardia. When the heart beats too slowly, it is called bradycardia. The most common type of arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation, which causes an irregular and fast heart beat.

Many factors can affect your heart's rhythm, such as having had a heart attack, smoking, congenital heart defects, and stress. Some substances or medicines may also cause arrhythmias.

Top Medications for Arrhythmia according to our users

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  • Amiodarone
    Prescription only

    Cordarone (Amiodarone) is an option to treat heart rate problems when other medicines don't work, but it can take a few weeks to work and there's a lot of serious side effects.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Calan
    (verapamil)
    Prescription only

    Verapamil works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

    Was it worth it?
    Men
    30%
    Women
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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
    • Delayed release capsule
  • Diltiazem
    Prescription only

    Diltiazem works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
    • Extended release capsule
  • Propranolol
    Prescription only

    Inderal (Propranolol) is good for treating many heart problems and other problems in the body, but it has more side effects than other beta blockers. You can't miss doses.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
    • Liquid
  • Atenolol
    Prescription only

    Tenormin (atenolol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating a heart attack. It has fewer side effects than other beta blockers. You need to take it on an empty stomach and you can't skip doses.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Coreg
    (carvedilol)
    Prescription only

    Coreg (Carvedilol) is good for controlling chest pain and treating heart failure and heart attack. You have to take it with food, and you can't miss doses.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release
  • Digoxin
    Prescription only

    Digoxin is a good backup for treating heart failure symptoms, but it doesn't, by itself, lower your risk of death.

    Was it worth it?
    Men
    65%
    Women
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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Liquid
  • Lopressor
    (metoprolol tartrate)
    Prescription only

    Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) lowers high blood pressure, controls chest pain, and helps treat heart failure and heart attack. You need to take it with food and can't miss a dose.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Toprol XL
    (metoprolol succinate)
    Prescription only

    Toprol XL (metoprolol succinate) is good for controlling chest pain, treating heart failure, and heart attack. It has the added benefit of being taken once a day.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Extended release
  • Amiodarone
    Prescription only

    Cordarone (Amiodarone) is an option to treat heart rate problems when other medicines don't work, but it can take a few weeks to work and there's a lot of serious side effects.

    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
  • Norpace
    (disopyramide)

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    • Available dosage forms:
    • Pill
    • Extended release

Medication side effects for Arrhythmia

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  • Propranolol: 3%
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At this end, almost everyone is expected to have Constipation

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