Generic Name(s): dofetilide
Drug Class: antiarrhythmics
Tikosyn is a medication used to treat various conditions that cause heartbeat irregularities, which can sometimes be fatal. Dofetilide, the active ingredient, is an antiarrhythmic drug that blocks the activity of some electrical signals in the heart that can cause the irregularity. This restores the normal rhythm of the heart and promotes a steady heartbeat.
Tikosyn is an antiarrhythmic that is used to treat certain serious fatal irregular heartbeat that can be fatal such as atrial fibrillation/flutter. This medication is used to maintain a steady, regular heartbeat and restore normal heart rhythm.
This drug works by blocking the activity of certain electrical signals in the heart that are known to cause an irregular heartbeat. By treating an irregular heartbeat, you can decrease the risk of blood clots.
In return, this effect can reduce your risk of a stroke or a heart attack. Several severe side effects may occur when taking Tikosyn so see your health care provider immediately if they occur.