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Fatal flecainide intoxication.
  1. E Brazil,
  2. G G Bodiwala,
  3. D C Bouch
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary.


    Flecainide acetate is a potent class 1C antiarrhythmic agent used mainly for the treatment of supraventricular arrhythmias. Acute overdose of this drug is rare but frequently fatal. The clinical course of a patient that ingested a large quantity of flecainide as a suicide attempt is described and current therapeutic strategies discussed.

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