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Dofetilide

dofetilide
Dofetilide is a heart rhythm medicine, also called an antiarrhythmic. Dofetilide is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders of the atrium (the upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart). Dofetilide is used in people with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Dofetilide may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
dofetilide
DRUG TYPE
group III antiarrhythmics

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You should not take dofetilide if you have severe kidney disease or a history of Long QT syndrome.

Serious drug interactions can occur when certain medicines are used together with dofetilide. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all medicines you use now, and any medicine you start or stop using.

You will need to spend at least 3 days in a hospital setting when you first start taking dofetilide. This is so your heart rhythm and kidney function can be monitored in case the medicine causes serious side effects.

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