Drugs that Prolong the QT Interval and/or Induce Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Arrhythmia

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Drugs that Prolong the QT Interval and/or Induce Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Arrhythmia

Description

This Web page identifies drugs that prolong the QT interval and/or induce torsades de pointes ventricular arrhythmia.

This Web page provides links to view drug lists in the following categories:

  • Drugs with risk of torsades de pointes
  • Drugs with possible risk of torsades de pointes
  • Drugs to be avoided by congenital long-QT patients
  • Drugs unlikely to cause torsades de pointes

Each list can be sorted by brand or generic name. Drugs are listed with up to two common brand names.

This Web page also includes a link that enables the user to run a PubMed literature search for each drug on the lists.

Developer:

University of Arizona Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERT)

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2004
Review Date: 2008
Recent Summary: February 2008
Original Summary: November 2004
Last Updated: 12/18/13

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