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Generic Name: dofetilide

Brand Names: Tikosyn

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Because of the arrhythmogenic potential, hospitalize and monitor closely (provision of Clcr calculations, continuous ECG monitoring, and cardiac resuscitation) patients for 3 days during treatment initiation. (See Arrhythmogenic Effects under Cautions.) Clinicians and pharmacies in institutions must confirm their participation in a designated Tikosyn® educational program before prescribing or ordering the drug. (See General under Dosage and Administration.)

REMS:

FDA approved a REMS for dofetilide to ensure that the benefits of a drug outweigh the risks. The REMS may apply to one or more preparations of dofetilide and consists of the following: medication guide, elements to assure safe use, and implementation system. See the FDA REMS page ([Web]) or the ASHP REMS Resource Center ([Web]).

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