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When to give amiodarone?

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.

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.

    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.

    Which are the safer alternatives to amiodarone? Dronedarone has been viewed as a potential therapeutic alternative for amiodarone because of a lower risk for pulmonary, thyroid, and dermatologic adverse effects. Compared with amiodarone, dronedarone has poor bioavailability and a shorter terminal disposition half-life, which dictates a twice-daily dosing regimen.

    Does amiodarone affect heart rate? Amiodarone injections may cause a significant and potentially life-threatening drop in blood pressure (hypotension) and heart rate (bradycardia).