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What to expect when
taking multaq

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How long does it take for MULTAQ to work?

MULTAQ may take up to a week to build up in your system. During that time, you may wonder if MULTAQ is working. Keep taking MULTAQ as prescribed, and talk to your doctor if you have specific questions regarding medical concerns or side effects.

MULTAQ may take up to a week to build up in your system. During that time, you may wonder if MULTAQ is working. Keep taking MULTAQ as prescribed, and talk to your doctor if you have specific questions regarding medical concerns or side effects.

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I had an AFib episode while taking MULTAQ. Does this mean it’s not working?

You may still have episodes even while taking MULTAQ. This doesn’t mean MULTAQ is not working. When taking MULTAQ, you can go more days without having an atrial fibrillation (AFib) episode, and it can reduce the risk that AFib will put you in the hospital.

You may still have episodes even while taking MULTAQ. This doesn’t mean MULTAQ is not working. When taking MULTAQ, you can go more days without having an atrial fibrillation (AFib) episode, and it can reduce the risk that AFib will put you in the hospital.

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Is MULTAQ a cure for AFib?

Even if you’ve been better for a long time, it doesn’t mean you no longer have AFib. AFib is a chronic disease and cannot be cured.

Even if you’ve been better for a long time, it doesn’t mean you no longer have AFib. AFib is a chronic disease and cannot be cured.

WHEN TO CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR:

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Call your doctor right away if you notice your pulse is irregular.
This may be a sign that you are suffering from an AFib episode.

Call your doctor right away if you notice your pulse is irregular.
This may be a sign that you are suffering from an AFib episode.

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Always talk to your doctor if you experience symptoms that concern you.
Also, if you feel like you want to stop taking MULTAQ, talk with your doctor first.

Always talk to your doctor if you experience symptoms that concern you.
Also, if you feel like you want to stop taking MULTAQ, talk with your doctor first.

SERIOUS RISKS

  • Do not take MULTAQ if you have severe heart failure or if the symptoms have recently worsened. People with these conditions who take MULTAQ have an increased chance of dying
  • Do not take MULTAQ if you have permanent AFib. This is when your heart’s rhythm is abnormal and does not return to normal rhythm, even with medical treatment
  • You should not take MULTAQ if you are in AFib and your doctor is not planning to change you back into normal rhythm
  • MULTAQ may cause liver problems, including life-threatening liver failure

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

When taking MULTAQ you may experience:

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the stomach area
  • Indigestion when you begin taking MULTAQ

Additional side effects may include:

  • Feeling tired and weak
  • Skin problems such as redness, rash, and itching