On this page we list drugs that have earlier been suggested to have the possibility to cause adverse effects in Brugada syndrome patients, but of which the Advisory Board could not gather enough evidence to state that this is indeed the case. Therefore, we have concluded that a recommendation to preferably avoid these drugs is currently not appropriate. Obviously, some caution should be taken when prescribing these drugs, especially ECG monitoring. When these drugs, or other drugs, do result in adverse events in patients with Brugada syndrome, please notify us here.
Drugs from different categories
|Generic name||Brand name®||Clinical use||References||Class|
(K-agonist / NO-donor) /
(NO donor) /
(NO donor) /
Recommendation class: Class I: convincing evidence/opinion; Class IIa: evidence/opinion less clear; Class IIb: conflicting evidence/opinion; Class III: very little evidence.
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It should be clear to the users of this site that the principal limitation of the association between certain drugs, Brugada syndrome and arrhythmias, is that there are quite often only (a number of) case reports and experimental studies suggesting an effect in Brugada syndrome. Further, there may conflicting results and there may be large variability for Brugada syndrome patients in their response to certain drugs. This response may also differ in different conditions (e.g. with or without fever, drug in therapeutic range, overdosed or in combination with other drugs etc.). Clinical decision making should be based on more than the presence or absence of a (single) association in another patient.