Propafenone, an antiarrhythmic drug that is effective for treating supraventricular tachycardias, can induce well-known proarrhythmic and systemic adverse effects. We describe a previously unreported adverse effect in 3 newborns: oral propafenone-induced profuse oral secretions and respiratory distress of sufficient severity to necessitate discontinuation of propafenone.
- Supraventricular tachycardia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health