Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) can be a serious condition that can potentially lead to a greater risk of stroke. There are prescription medications that manage the symptoms of AFib. The primary symptom of AFib is an irregular beating of the heart due to the opening and closing of the atria and ventricles becoming out of sync.
is one of the medications that a doctor can prescribe to keep AFib under control. It is an oral medication that comes in the form of a tablet and a liquid solution, which can also treat high blood pressure or heart failure.
The dosage will be determined by your doctor based on your condition, but it is usually taken once or twice a day at around the same times.
If you are taking the liquid form of , then be sure to use a measuring spoon in order to get the most accurate dosage.
Possible side effects of this medication include dizziness, fatigue, or lightheadedness. Alert a doctor or seek medical attention if you believe you are experiencing any allergic reactions to . Moreover, discuss your other options with your physician if has not improved your condition.
There is also a chance that this medicine can lead to higher potassium levels, so a blood test is necessary to help determine whether your potassium levels are normal.
Do not take this medication if you take anything containing aliskiren or lithium and are on any other drugs that may increase the level of potassium in your blood.Remember to talk to your primary physician before you decide to take or any other medication to manage AFib. Be sure to let them know of any current medications you are on and ascertain that you are not allergic to any ingredient that contains.
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