What is Propafenone?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Rythmol Rythmol SR

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Propanfenone is an antiarrhythmic agent used for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Off label it is used for supraventricular tachycardias, including those patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Atrial Fibrillation 15 6
Support heart health 3 0
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 2 0
Heart arrhythmias 1 0
Palpitations 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Propafenone

Side effect Patients
Hair loss 1
Headaches 1
Stiffness in neck 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Propafenone

Dosage Patients
225 mg daily 1
225 mg twice daily 1
300 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Propafenone

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped taking Propafenone

Duration

Currently taking Propafenone

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 2

Stopped taking Propafenone

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 5
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Propafenone and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amiodarone (Arycor) 1
Metoprolol Succinate ER (Toprol XL) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Propafenone

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Santa 1
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Santa 1
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 62y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 17y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

See Santa 1's full Propafenone history

Dec 15, 2016 (Started Mar 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 675 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
vinton boy
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vinton boy
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Off
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
Parkinson's

See vinton boy's full Propafenone history

May 25, 2012 (Started May 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Atrial Fibrillation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: after stopping Amlodipine and Carvedilol these two type meds have caused me many problems over the years. PD symptoms let up maybe some over time will disappear.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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