In addition to the 'classified antidysrhythmic drugs', the digitalis compounds are included in this section because of their benefits in controlling supraventricular dysrhythmias.

Note: before using any of these drugs the reader is referred to Chapter 7 , Dysrhythmias, and in particular the treatment of the primary causes and mechanisms of dysrhythmias.

Digitalis compounds :
digoxin and digitoxin

Antidysrhythmic drugs
Class la and lb drugs
lignocaine (lidocaine) tocainide mexilitine phenytoin

Class 1c drugs encainide and flecainide

Class 2 drugs propranolol atenolol esmolol

Class 3 drugs: amiodarone

Class 4 drugs

verapamil and diltiazem

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