Know where to go for help and support
Make the most of your doctor appointment
Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a serious, complex disease. That's why it's important to ask your healthcare team as much as you can about AFib and MULTAQ. Here are some things to consider before your next appointment:
Questions your doctor may ask you
- Is there anything you were doing 3-6 months ago that you can’t do now?
- Have you noticed a change in your normal activity level?
- Have you felt a sudden flutter or episodes of fluttering in your heart?
- Have you recently experienced unexplained episodes of anxiety?
- Do you feel weak or short of breath when exercising?
- Have you noticed any episodes of sweating?
- Do you have dizzy spells when exerting yourself?
- Have you had any fainting episodes?
What to ask your doctor about AFib
- Can AFib affect other health conditions? How?
- What type of AFib do I have: paroxysmal, persistent, or permanent†?
- Does AFib affect my chances of having a stroke? How?
- What type of treatment do I need for my AFib?
- What happens if I don’t treat my AFib?
- Will I still feel AFib symptoms even if I’m being treated for the disease?
- How do I know if I’m in normal sinus rhythm?
†NOTE: Do not take MULTAQ if you have permanent AFib. Please see Important Safety Information below to learn more.
Questions to ask about MULTAQ
- How is MULTAQ different from the other AFib medications I'm taking?
- Are there any serious risks linked to MULTAQ and what are they?
- Will MULTAQ interfere with any of the other medications I'm taking?
- How long will I need to take MULTAQ?
- What if I’m pregnant and taking MULTAQ?
- If I’m breastfeeding can I take MULTAQ?
- What should I do if I have AFib symptoms, or notice that my pulse is irregular, while taking MULTAQ?
- I know my heart rhythm needs to be monitored regularly while I’m taking MULTAQ. How often should I come in? Can I schedule those visits now?
Other issues you might want to discuss
What if I start to experience symptoms of worsening heart failure such as:
- Shortness of breath while resting
- Chest tightness
- Coughing up mucous while resting at night or after minor exercise
- Trouble sleeping or waking up at night
- Using more pillows to prop myself up at night because of breathing problems
- Weight gain
- Foot or leg swelling
Need financial assistance with your prescription?
THE MULTAQ PATIENT SUPPORT HOTLINE/SANOFI PATIENT CONNECTION
The MULTAQ Patient Support Hotline is a free service for patients taking MULTAQ, patient caregivers, and doctors and other healthcare professionals. Our hotline staff may be able to help you find:
- Answers to your reimbursement questions
- Ways to help you pay for your medicine
Options that may work for you.
(They may even help you apply for those options)
To be eligible for Sanofi Patient Connection:
- You must be a legal U.S. resident
- Your annual income must be at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Line. Regardless of your finances, don't assume you don't qualify for coverage—call the MULTAQ Patient Support Hotline and ask
- You must not have public or private prescription drug insurance, with the exception of Medicare Part D. If you have a Part D plan but can’t afford MULTAQ, you can file an appeal
For more information, visit the Sanofi Patient Connection site or call 1‑888‑9MULTAQ (1‑888‑968‑5827)
Helpful resources for you to download
These are just a few additional resources that can help you better understand MULTAQ and help you prepare to speak with your doctor.