The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.

Approval Status:

Approved January 1998

Specific Treatments:

Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Therapeutic Areas

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General Information

Rymol (propafenone hydrochloride) has been approved for use in patients without structural heart disease, for prolongation of the time to recurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia associated with disabling symptoms. The drug has been marketed in the U.S. since 1990 for patients with life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.

Clinical Results

In a 12-month study, patients' time to recurrence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation/flutter, or sudden arrhythmic attacks, was eight times longer in patients receiving Rythmol versus patients treated with placebo.