Tocainide: a new oral antiarrhythmic agent.

Tocainide, a newly released class 1B antiarrhythmic agent, has membrane stabilizing and electrophysiologic characteristics similar to those of lidocaine, but it can be prescribed for oral administration. Investigational studies in both animals and humans have shown tocainide's effectiveness for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias in chronic and acute… (More)