Dofetilide - Tikosyn ® - Renal Dosing

Usual Dosing (Adults)


Maintenance of Normal Sinus Rhythm (Delay in AF/AFl Recurrence)
TIKOSYN is indicated for the maintenance of normal sinus rhythm (delay in time to recurrence of atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter [AF/AFl]) in patients with atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter of greater than one week duration who have been converted to normal sinus rhythm. Because TIKOSYN can cause life threatening ventricular arrhythmias, it should be reserved for patients in whom atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter is highly symptomatic.

In general, antiarrhythmic therapy for atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter aims to prolong the time in normal sinus rhythm. Recurrence is expected in some patients (see CLINICAL STUDIES).

Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation/Flutter
TIKOSYN is indicated for the conversion of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter to normal sinus rhythm.

TIKOSYN has not been shown to be effective in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.

500 mcg po bid initially. May be initiated at lower doses based on physician discretion. QTc interval should be measured 2-3 hours after the initial dose. If the QTc >15% of baseline, or if the QTc is >500 msec (550 msec in patients with ventricular conduction abnormalities), dofetilide should be adjusted. Continued monitoring for doses 2-5: QTc interval must be determined 2-3 hours after each subsequent dose of dofetilide for in-hospital doses 2-5. If the measured QTc is >500 msec (550 msec in patients with ventricular conduction abnormalities) dofetilide should be stopped.

Renal Dosing

dialysis [CRCL >60 ml/min]: 500 mcg bid

[40-60 ml/min]: 250 mcg twice daily.

[20-39 ml/min]: 125 mcg twice daily.

[<20 ml/min]: Contraindicated.


dialysis Contraindicated


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