Afib question

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I had afib only once almost a year ago when I was pregnant. They said it was because I was pregnant and my potassium was low. I'm scared everyday it will come back. My question is has anyone had a stomach bug and taken zolfran for nausea? I'm worried because the side effects say it could cause a fatal arrhythmia..just need some input because both my kids have the bug and if I get it I would like to take the zolfran😕

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    You dont have to worry too much if you have a normal heart and dont have what is called a long QT interval. If you have this, steer clear. Otherwise, maybe have half the dose if you're that worried. 

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    The fatal side effect would only be from an overdose.
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      Not in a very vulnerable patient with a congenitally long or verly long QT interval. But I would hope that a doctor who prescribes Ondansetron, would be aware if their patient had long QT syndrome or not. . 
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    Hi Laurie,

    ?I can only offer some words of comfort. My daughter had AF twice - on both occasions it accompanied the pregnancies of my two grandchildren. Once she stopped breeding and her body returned to normal, no more AF.That was around 5 years ago. Also in between pregnancies - no AF.

    ?My daughter, now, as a 'hobby' practices Thai Kick Boxing which really makes her work out.

    No problems.

    ?John

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