Which heart medications should be avoided by patients with long 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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Heart medications to avoid in patients with LQTS include the following:

  • Quinidine (Quinidine, Quinidex, Duraquin, Quinaglute): For heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Procainamide (Pronestyl): For heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Disopyramide (Norpace): For heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Sotalol (Betapace): For heart rhythm abnormalities
  • Probucol (Lorelco): For high triglycerides, cholesterol
  • Bepridil (Vascor): For chest pain (angina)
  • Dofetilide (Tikosyn): For atrial fibrillation
  • Ibutilide (Corvert): For atrial fibrillation

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