What is Flecainide Used For?
Side Effects of Taking Flecainide
As with any medication, taking flecainide can lead to various side effects.
While most people can take this medicine safely, it’s important to be aware of the potential side effects so that you can remain safe.
It’s important to note that the following is not a full list of side effects for flecainide, to see more please check the leaflet inside your medicine packaging.
The most common side effects are:
- Blurred vision
Other side effects can include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pains
- Skin irritation
If you’re experiencing these side effects it’s important that you stop taking the medicine immediately and get medical advice by phoning 111 or in case of emergency 999.
Foods to Avoid When Taking Flecainide
There are certain foods that you should avoid or only eat in moderation if you’re taking flecainide as these can counteract and limit the effects of the medication.
Foods high in saturated fat can increase blood pressure and cholesterol:
- Dairy products
- Fried food
Foods high in sodium can increase blood pressure:
- Deli meats
- Salty snacks (crisps, pretzels etc)
- Fast food
- Canned foods
Foods and drinks high in caffeine can worsen an arrhythmia:
- Energy drinks
- Fizzy drinks with added caffeine (coca cola, pepsi etc)
Eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice should also be avoided as grapefruit can actually increase the levels of medicine in your blood.
Order Your Flecainide Prescription with Healthera
If you’ve been prescribed flecainide by your GP, you can place your order from the comfort of your home by using the Healthera app.
It only takes a couple of minutes to set up your order for collection or home delivery from your local pharmacy.
To get started, simply click the button below and choose whether you’d prefer to order through our website or app: