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Flecainide acetate is used as a sodium channel blocker and as an anti-arrhythmic. In general, it is used to regulate heartbeats of the upper heart and lower heart chambers. It can also be used to slow down an overactive heart. It is also useful in the treatment of ventricular tachycardias and ventricular arrhythmias.
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Moffett, B. S.; Valdes, S. O.; Lupo, P. J.; delaUz, C.; Miyake, C.; Krenek, M.; Kim, J. J. Flecainide Use in Children with Cardiomyopathy or Structural Heart Disease. Pediatr. Cardiol. 2015, 36 (1), 146-150.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H335-H361
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation. Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P261-P264b-P270-P271-P280i-P281-P301+P312-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P308+P313-P330-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear eye/face protection. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. Rinse mouth. If skin irritation occurs: If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant