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
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.