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What does amiodarone do?

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Drug Class: Antiarrhythmic – Class III

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult your doctor. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

May Treat: · · ·

Brand Names: · ·

Drug Class: Antiarrhythmic – Class III

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult your doctor. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

Lactation: This drug should not be given to breastfeeding mothers

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Do not take while breast feeding or when pregnant
  • Get emergency help if breathing trouble occurs
  • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
  • Do not take while breast feeding or when pregnant
  • Get emergency help if breathing trouble occurs
  • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
  • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
  • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
  • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
  • Tell doctor if fainting or faintness occurs.

What are side effects of Amiodarone?Any warnings while using Amiodarone?Does Amiodarone interact with any drugs?Is Amiodarone contraindicated for any condition?How to use Amiodarone?What if you missed a dose of Amiodarone?

For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askHow dangerous a drug is amiodarone?How dangerous a drug is amiodarone? Amiodarone may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.

    Precautions

    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Do not take while breast feeding or when pregnant
    • Get emergency help if breathing trouble occurs
    • Before use, important to read the Medication Guide
    • Do not take while breast feeding or when pregnant
    • Get emergency help if breathing trouble occurs
    • Call MD if new abdominal pain/yellowing eyes/skin
    • Review all drugs you are taking with your doctor
    • Avoid taking grapefruit juice/grapefruit with med
    • May make you dizzy. Use caution when driving.
    • Tell doctor if fainting or faintness occurs.

    What are side effects of Amiodarone?Any warnings while using Amiodarone?Does Amiodarone interact with any drugs?Is Amiodarone contraindicated for any condition?How to use Amiodarone?What if you missed a dose of Amiodarone?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How dangerous a drug is amiodarone? Amiodarone may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away.

    Is dronedarone better than amiodarone? In clinical trials, dronedarone was found to be better than amiodarone in terms of having a relatively quicker and short half-life, reduced lipophilicity, and negligible non-cardiovascular toxicity. It is preferred for the long term therapy of AF or flutter in comparison to any other antiarrhythmic drug because of its safety and efficacy.

    What should I avoid while taking amiodarone? Amiodarone may be taken with or without food but should be taken at the same way each time. You should avoid consuming grapefruits and grapefruit juice while taking amiodarone. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor.

    What happens if you stop taking amiodarone? In rare cases, patients who have taken amiodarone for long periods of time and in higher doses may begin to see yellowish halos due to a build-up of small bodies of fat on the eye, known as corneal microdeposits. This side effect reportedly goes away roughly seven months after stopping amiodarone.