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Amiodarone - Sources of help?

I am 69 yr. old male living in NY State. I was put on Amiodarone in Dec. 2021, 200mg/day. I summarily stopped the med. in Nov. 2022 when the morbid depression turned to distinctly suicidal thoughts. As always, when I experience new adverse effects I re-read, carefully, the side effects of the most recent med. added to my regimen. In this case it was Amiodarone and I immediately knew what was happening. In the final section generally labeled as, "call your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects", I was experiencing several of the worst case scenario side effects. I told my cardiologist I had stopped the med. and he made NO auditory response, not a single word. I expected some direction, continue the drug, taper off, replace with..., you must contin...

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Amiodarone - a risky drug?

I have recently started taking Amiodarone. Some of the comments here are worrisome, but were made several years ago. Is it safer now or still the same risks? ## Hello, Mary! How are you? Nothing has really changed about it. The FDA classifies it as an antiarrhyythic agent that's common used to treat cardiac dysrhythmias. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, interstitial lung disease, thyroid abnormalities, GI upset and elevated liver enzymes. What do you consider really risk and worrisome? Perhaps I can better help you if those are addressed. ## My father just died a few days ago as a direct result of taking Amiodarone... His death was two weeks of agonizingly trying to breath on a bipap machine.... He was relatively healthy prior to being on this drug which caused ...

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Amiodarone and asthma

I was given Amiodarone as a precaution June of last year after open heart surgery. Even after two personal visits each (the heart surgeon and the attending pulmonary doctor). I made it very clear to each of them not to give me any medication that could affect my asthma. I started having serious breathing issues within three days of my surgery that became progressively worse. I complained daily and begged for Prednisone which they refused to give me. I had stopped this poisonous drug after five weeks, but the damage was done. Amiodarone can stay in the cells of your body for several months continuously doing damage to your lungs and more. It ruined my life! ## Hello, Ken! How are you doing? I am very sorry about what you've been through, that's terrible. Unfortunately, when presc...

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Amiodarone for atrial fibrillation (A-fib)

I would like to know if Amiodarone was effective for atrial fibrillation and were there bad side effects? ## Yes, Amiodarone is used to treat irregular heart beat, and has successfully helped many people, especially when other medications weren't effective. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, sun sensitivity, loss of appetite, and insomnia. Ref: Medline Plus Amiodarone Are you on any other medications?

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amiodarone 200 mg tab zyd

Should Amiodarone 200mg Tab ZYD be prescribed to someone diagnosed with Amyloidosis? My amyloidosis is causing a very irregular heart beat,stiffness in my wrist, legs & jaw. I have taken Amiodarone for one day (3 pills) and stiffness appears to be worse & was unable to sleep. I have a history of being very sensitive to medications. ## It is normal to experience some side effects, whenever you start a new medication. The FDA lists those as being possibly side effects, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and increased urination. Having only taken 3 pills, it would be very odd to notice a significant change, but we are all different, so the possibility cannot be ruled out. How are you doing, now? Has there been any change? Are you on any other medications?

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How dangerous is amiodarone

I am 64 yr old female. 200mg a day. How dangerous is this drug. My Dr. did not want to give it to me, but nothing else worked. Am looking to have an ablation soon. ## Hi sue, I did some research on this medication, and the information I have found is not so promising. There have been deaths linked to this medication and from what I can gather, those deaths have a lot to do with how toxic the medication is. A couple of the black box warnings associated with Amiodarone state that arrhythmias can be worsened and that it may cause significant heart block. If your doctor is afraid to give this to you, I would honestly listen to him and not take any chances. There is no way to know for sure if it will cause you any problems, but is it really worth the risk? Is there ANYTHING else that you can...

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Side Effects To Hexarone

Since taking Hexarone my husband has complained of sore itchy breasts. He also feels his vetiligo has worsened. Could this have been caused by the Hexarone? ## Hi llona, Hexarone (amiodarone hydrochloride) actually has quite a few side effects that in my opinion appear to be the cause of your husband's discomfort. I think the symptoms mentioned in the links below can help to pin-point certain aspects of what he may be feeling or experiencing: It also seems obvious to me for Hexarone to be the cause of those conditions if he hasn't experienced any of this until shortly after taking the medication. Do you know if he is taking anything else with Hexarone that could ...

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Amiodarone and Digixon

I have been prescribed both the drugs.What are the dander of taking both these drugs, since taking these I am constantly light headed, loss of appetite and weight loss along with blurred vision. ## Hello, Graham! How are you? Amiodarone can increase the levels of Digoxin in your body, so you may need a dosage adjustment, since those can be typical side effects, as reported by the U.S. FDA. Have you informed your doctor? How long have you been taking them? ## Now taken off both of these drugs due to side effects, feeling a lot better. Do you know how long these th drugs remain in your system.

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decilon forte side effects

side effect of decilon forte ## I have recently started taking amiodarone for my heart condition which includes out of control heart beat of 200 a minute. However, it is making me very sick to my stomach and I cannot eat. I am 90, losing weight and getting depressed. Is there something to take for the nausea? ## Decilone Forte contains the active ingredient Dexamethasone, this is a steroid, it used to treat various conditions including inflammation and allergic reactions. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, weight gain and dizziness. ## Amiodarone is an antiarryhythmic agent. Nausea is not listed as a common side effect. We are also NOT medical professionals, so we have no way of knowing your medical history or any possible interations with other medications you may be ...

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Amiodarone Price e

Why is the 100 mg tablet of Amiodarone about $200 for a 30 day supply at retail, when the 200 and 400 mg tablets are about $20 and $30 respectively? I became aware of this when my father, who does not have Schedule D coverage, was prescribed Amiodarone. There seems to be price gouging going on. Some manufacturer must have a monopoly on the 100 mg size. Is it Usher Smith? Let's look into this! ## Hello, Otis! How are you? The only explanation I can provide you is supply and demand, or because they can. The U.S. is one of the few countries that does not regulate prescription drug prices, so it is very common for the drugs, or dosages, that are in high demand to cost more than others. Given that the higher doses are cheaper, it might be best to ask his doctor about prescribing one of t...

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How long can you take this drug?

I have been on this drug for the past 2 yrs. After being on various AF drugs, most only last 3-4 yrs. Also had 2 ablations. I am evaluated every 6 mos. liver, thyroid and x-rays of the chest. My very 1st drug for AF was Amiodarone, only lasted 2 yrs. I take 200ng a day. We have tried to cut down, but I will start having flutter etc. ## Hello, Finlander! How are you? There is really no time limit, some people need to take medications like this for the rest of their lives. It depends on whether or not it is helping you and your liver function remains normal. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and vision problems. With the evaluations you said you're having every 6 months, your doctor is doing the right thing and being very conscien...

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Drug interactions sintron trangorex amiodarone sutril & more

Can I list all of dads meds to get some feedback on possible interactions that docs haven't explained to us or that we may not have fully understood? ## My dad, age 82 takes the following meds: Valsartan; Omeprazol; Adiro; Sutril; Trangorex; Amlodopino; Sintrom; Alupurinol & Bisoprolol. Had no probs until he started on the Sintron in Dec '15 - he's taking part in a hospital trial for this blood thinner. Starting dose of 10g over 7 days has been gradually reduced in an effort to achieve an INR of 2-3. Still not got there. Often 5+. Dark urine was evaluated at the clinic & was ok. Thought no more about it till it became very dark so we went to A & E. Admitted him. Blood work, X-rays OK. Catheterised & washed out bladder for 36 hrs. Further blood work. Then rele...

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Hexarone - its side effects

In the last 6 months i've torn muscles in my arm and knee. could it be from the use of hexarone? ## Hello, Wayne! How are you? I'm sorry about the problems you've experienced. This medication is listed as containing the active ingredient Amiodarone and I'm not seeing anything in the FDA reports that it has been known to cause that. However, it can cause some muscle weakness, spasms and cramping, so there's a chance that it did contribute to the problem, but it's hard to know for sure. Are you on any other medications?

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Other Medications Similar To Amiodarone

Having considerable side effects while taking amidarone. Are there other medicine's that can do the same thing, but without possibly all the other side effect's. If you could give me some alternative's I would really appreciate the help. Thank You ## Hi Larry, It is important to know that all prescription drugs pose the risk of side effects. Whether or not you respond favorably to another medication is not something anyone else can determine ahead of time either, unfortunately. A few suggestions I can offer though for other similar drugs with antiarrhythmic properties are: disopyramide dofetilide dronedarone flecainide procainamide propafenone quinidine sotalol Those are just the generic names, but I hope it helps open up your options!

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Amiodarone side effects

I am a HCM patient with irregular heart beat, age 43Ys, M. I had taken amidarone 200mg (1+0+0) with Concor 5mg for 3ys. 6month ago Amio was stopped due to side effects. My thyroid function test was not normal. It was hyper (TSH=0). After stopping Amiodarone I hve been taking Concor 5mg twice a day (5mg+0+5mg). Irregular heart beat was more or less there with a tollerance level, also my doctor told that recent Holter report/ECG doesn't show any dangerous types of irregulat beats. Recently my Thyroid test is normal (TSH=3.71) though I didn't take any med for this as suggested by my Doc. Now he wants to go back again with Amiodarone200mg once daily +Conconr 5mg once daily, and asked my opinion abt this. Is it ok to go back again with Amidarone? Incase (if) any Lungs prob due to Ami...

e 144

yellow looks kinda like a sweet tart found it in my sons room ## The pill in description is Amiodarone HCl (200 mg). Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic agent (medication used for irregular heart beat) used for various types of tachyarrhythmias (fast forms of irregular heart beat), both ventricular and supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmias. To view information about this drug, please click on the link below... If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to assist you.

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Round yellow E 144

Need to identify a round yellow tablet with imprint E144 (E over a score line over 144). ## The pill being described is Amiodarone HCl 200 mg. (NDC 0185-0144) Inactive Ingredients: - Silicon Dioxide - Starch, Corn - D&C Yellow No. 10 - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Povidones Ref: DailyMed

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amnioterone mental confusion

side affects of amnioterone ## The corrected spelling of this medication is Amiodarone. Possible Side Effects: "SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medicine include abnormal skin sensations (loss of sensation; tingling; numbness; prickling); bitter taste in mouth; blue-green discoloring of skin (especially hands or feet); constipation; decreased sexual interest; dizziness; dry eyes; flushing of the face; general body discomfort; headache; involuntary muscle movements; loss of appetite; nausea; poor coordination; tiredness; trouble sleeping; or vomiting. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience chest pain; chills; coldness; cough; coughing up blood; dark urine; decreased urination; easy bruising or bleedin...

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Arimodaione 200 mg

Heart Drug......momma uses it for congestive heart failure and i want to know all about it and the dangers of it...One dr says its like taking poison and another says its great? Please help ## Please see the page on Amiodarone for more information on this drug. Once you go to the page scroll down and click on 'View Full Listing' to pull up the side effects, instructions, etc. Thank You!

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