How can I benefit from Canadian pharmacies if I have Atrial Fibrillation?

Written by Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh | Posted marzo 28, 2018 | Updated noviembre 26, 2019

Atrial Fibrillation Medication in Canada

At one time, Tikosyn used to be available through Health Canada's Special Access Program but was withdrawn in September 2013.

Here are the commonly used class III Antiarrhythmic Agents in Canada:  

Class III: Potassium (K) channel blockers

•    Amiodarone (prolongs phase 3; also acts on phases 1, 2, and 4)

•    Sotalol (prolongs phase 3, decreases slope of phase 4)

•    Ibutilide (prolongs phase 3)

•    Dofetilide (prolongs phase 3) 

Currently, of the drugs mentioned above, pharmacies verified by appear to only carry Amiodarone. Amiodarone is a medication used to treat and prevent various types of irregular heartbeats. Amiodarone and the other medications should all be available in Canada. These medications should only be used under direct supervision and recommendations by a cardiologist.

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United States Tikosyn Availability

Tikosyn (dofetilide) is a prescription medication used to treat certain types of serious irregular heartbeat like atrial fibrillation and flutter. It is used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a steady, regular heartbeat. The FDA advises that while Tikosyn has important benefits, it also has serious known risks. As a result, it is available in the U.S. only under specially created safety controls. If this drug is bought from foreign sources, these safety controls may be bypassed, placing patients at higher risk. online pharmacies in our program do not offer Tikosyn or its generic alternative, dofetilide; however, you may be able to still find savings using our website.

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Tikosyn Savings at Your Local Pharmacy offers a search tool for patient assistance programs. Many pharmaceutical companies offer aid with the cost of medications through patient assistance programs. These are only available for those patients living in the U.S.  

Tikosyn Patient Assistance Program

Dofetilide Patient Assistance Program

Another option to find savings on your medications is to search discount coupons that can be used at local pharmacy in the U.S. Just go to a price page for Tikosyn and enter your ZIP Code to see prices in your area. Then, print the discount card and take it to the specified pharmacy.

Tikosyn Discount Card

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