Amiodarone

Category: Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)



Amiodarone Overview

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic medication used to treat and prevent a number of types of irregular heartbeats.[1] This includes ventricular tachycardia (VT), ventricular fibrillation (VF), and wide complex tachycardia, as well as atrial fibrillation and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.[1] Evidence in cardiac arrest, however, is poor.[2] It can be given by mouth, intravenously, or intraosseously.[1] When used by mouth, it...

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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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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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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: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0000870/#a687009-sideEffects home.intekom.com/pharm/hexal/hexarone.html#SIDE-EFFECTS 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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Amiodarone
  • Injection: 150mg/100ml (1.5mg/ml), 360mg/200ml (1.8mg/ml), 50mg/ml
  • Tablet: 100mg, 200mg, 300mg, 400mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Amiodarone: (80 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-9133 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0143-9875 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 50 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp
  • 0185-0144 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0409-1933 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 50 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-1934 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 50 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0409-4348 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 50 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Hospira, Inc.
  • 0615-4545 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0615-8213 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Ncs Healthcare of Ky, Inc Dba Vangard Labs
  • 0904-6556 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Major Pharmaceuticals
  • 16714-843 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 100 mg Oral Tablet by Northstar Rx LLC
  • 16714-844 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Northstar Rx LLC
  • 16714-845 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 400 mg Oral Tablet by Northstar Rx LLC
  • 21695-796 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 25021-302 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 50 mg/ml Intravenous Injection, Solution by Sagent Pharmaceuticals
  • 35356-001 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 42291-118 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 100 mg Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 42291-139 Amiodarone Hydrochloride 400 mg Oral Tablet by Avkare, Inc.
  • 42494-307 Amiodarone Hcl 200 mg Oral Tablet by Cameron Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • 42494-308 Amiodarone Hcl 400 mg Oral Tablet by Cameron Pharmaceuticals, LLC
  • 42494-309 Amiodarone Hcl 100 mg Oral Tablet by Cameron Pharmaceuticals, LLC
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Other drugs which contain Amiodarone or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

Related Amiodarone Topics:

Amiodarone - a risky drug?
I have recently started taking Amiodarone. Some of the comments here are worrisome, but were made several years ago. Is ... 4 replies
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... 2 replies
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 abo... 2 replies
amiodarone 200 mg tab zyd
Should Amiodarone 200mg Tab ZYD be prescribed to someone diagnosed with Amyloidosis? My amyloidosis is causing a very ir... 1 reply
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. ...
Multaq/Amiodarone
I had been taken off of Amiodarone because I was drifting towards hyperthyroidism. The EP put me on Multaq which was tot... 1 reply
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 w... 4 replies
Other Medications Similar To Amiodarone
Having considerable side effects while taking amidarone. Are there other medicine's that can do the same thing, but ... 1 reply
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 ... 2 replies
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