Which medications are used in the treatment of QT syndrome (LQTS)?

Updated: Nov 29, 2017
  • Author: Ali A Sovari, MD, FACP, FACC; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Answer

Beta-adrenergic blocking agents are the drugs of choice to treat LQTS and include the following medications:

  • Nadolol
  • Propranolol
  • Metoprolol
  • Atenolol

Nadolol, however, is the preferred beta-blocker to be used at a dose of 1-1.5 mg/kg/day (once a day for patients older than 12 years; divided twice a day for younger patients). [3]


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