Cardiac Arrhythmia

Also indexed as:Arrhythmia (Cardiac), Irregular Heartbeat, Atrial Fibrillation, Sick Sinus Syndrome, Supraventricular Premature Beats, Tachyarrhythmias (Cardiac), Ventricular Premature Beats
When your heart skips, you may feel dizzy or anxious. Although an irregular heartbeat is often harmless, it should be treated with care. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

Prescription Medicines

Drug Common brands
Acebutolol Sectral

Amiodarone Cordarone


Digoxin Digitek



Disopyramide Norpace

Norpace CR

Mexiletine Mexitil

Procainamide Procanbid


Propranolol Inderal

Inderal LA

Quinidine Quinidex Extentabs

Sotalol Betapace

Betapace AF

Verapamil Calan

Isoptin SR


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