Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Continuance of verapamil in a patient with chronic AF.

Resolved Question:

My question relates to the use of low dose Mogadon and its effect in relation to Atrial Fibrillation. After years on various AF medications during which I have always had sleeping problems I decided to take a small dose of Mogadon to gauge its effect. It did nothing for the sleep problems but apparently fixed my AF. Now I am approaching the possibility of eliminating Verapamil completely and maintaining the dose of approximately 2mg of Mogadon a WEEK for AF treatment. My cardiologists response was "anything that works but we did not talk about removing the Verapimil." Is it prudent to depend on Mogadon without formal heart medication? I've reason to believe the Verapimil is quite debilitating. I continue with my Comadin treatment. Thank you.


Category: Community

Ask Your Own Question

Category: Family Physician-GP
Dr. John Monheit is online now

Expert:  Dr. John Monheit replied 4 Days.

Hello,

It is not advisable to depend on the effects of mogadon for maintenance of atrial fibrillation .Mogadon belongs to a group of grogs that are usually only to decrease anxiety and induce sleep. It does not have any direct effect on the conductance of the heart. It's only the calmness and sleep that is produced from the tablet that might have temporarily improved the symptoms of AF

I would recommend the following-

1)Continue with verapamil as it is a very good medication to prevent over excitation of heart in AF and prevents the complication.

2)Use megadon temporarily as it might cause dependence and worsens sleep pattern if used long term. Megadon is usually not recommended in patients above 60 years of age.

3) Megadon causes decrease in the potency of Coumadin and decrease the blood level of warfarin. This prevents the action of Coumadin and increase complication like thrombosis and stroke.

4)If megadon is absolutely necessary, use a low dose variety and use for short period of time.

5)Take regular INR test to prevent over dose or under dosage of Coumadin. Preferred INR level is abbot 2-3.

Thank you.


Dr. John Monheit
Category: Family Physician-GP
Experience: 
Residecny: North Colorado Family Medicine
Medical School: The Chicago Medical Center
Dr. John Monheit and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Make informed and better medical decisions.

We believe that getting medical questions answered and getting qualified opinions from certified Doctors should be easier.



Specialists from
UK, US, Ind,
Aus & NZ


48000+ consults
in 2015


98.1% Satisfied
users


MEDNET Board,
100% Satisfaction
guarantee

How it works


  • Submit question, upload files, if any
  • Consult is assigned to a specialist
  • Doctor replies, Mean response time: 2 hours
  • Intimation by email, ask follow-ups

Recommendations based on

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in News

News

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Close x


Your account has been deleted.

PS: You can unsubscribe from emails from DoctorSpring, by going to
Unsubscribe link provided in them.