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Class I drugs for arrhythmia treatment are the most prone to side effects outside the circulatory system.
Class IA: Common names include:
- Quinidine (Quinora, Quinidex, Quinaglute, Cardioquin)
- Procainamide (Pronestyl)
- Disopyramide (Norpace)
Class IB: Common names include:
- Phenytoin (Dilantin)
- Tocainide (Tonocard)
- Mexiletine (Mexitil)
Class IC: Common names include:
- Flecainide (Tambocor)
- Propafenone (Rythmol)
- Moricizine (Ethmozine)
Effect of Class I Drugs on Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disturbances)
Like many other drugs used to treat arrhythmias, class I drugs help by slowing the electrical activity in the heart. Drugs in sub-classes IA, IB and IC all work slightly differently, and all drugs in class I work differently than drugs in classes II, III and IV.
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Possible side effects of class I drugs include:
- Dry mouth
- Mental changes
- Bone marrow damage
- Vision and hearing changes
- Unwanted heart rhythm changes
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