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Rhythm-control medicines return your heart to a normal rhythm. And they keep it at a normal rhythm. They are also called antiarrhythmics.
Doctors may use these medicines for many reasons. These reasons include:
These medicines can have serious side effects.
Side effects depend on which medicine you take. One serious one is a very irregular heart rate.
Read the information that comes with your medicine.
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Current as of: December 16, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
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