Common Medication for Arrhythmias (Antiarrhythmic Medications)

Antiarrhythmic drugs are medications used to convert the arrhythmia to a normal sinus rhythm or to prevent an arrhythmia. Other medications may include heart rate-control drugs and anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs such as warfarin (a “blood thinner”) or aspirin, which reduce your risk of stroke or developing blood clots.

It is important that you know the names of your medications, why they are prescribed, how often and at what times to take them, what side effects may occur, and what medications you have previously taken for your arrhythmia.