Multaq

Active Ingredient(s): Dronedarone
FDA Approved: * July 1, 2009
Pharm Company: * SANOFI AVENTIS US
Category: Heart (Cardiac)

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Multaq Overview

Dronedarone (development codename SR33589 and marketed as Multaq) is a drug by Sanofi-Aventis, mainly for the indication of cardiac arrhythmias. It was approved by the FDA on July 2, 2009. It was recommended as an alternative to amiodarone for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter in people whose hearts have either returned to normal rhythm or who undergo drug therapy or electric shock treatment i.e. direct current cardioversion (DCCV) to maintain normal rhythm. It is a cla...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dronedarone

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multaq anyone else take it

Okay I will start off by saying this drug scares me because it has not been out for very long. I have Afrial Fib which is not behaving I can be 70 beats one min and regular and the next I will be at 190 and in atrial fib and flutter. this is my last chance at a med I have tried all the others I usually end up in the ER two or three times a week. I have had one ablation so far. If anyone else takes it please let me know what it is like. I am starting it on Tuesday. ## I seem to be in the same situation you are in, however, my heart is rate controlled and have not been in the 190 range while in afib. I just started on this new medication yesterday. I have not experienced any of the side effects so far. I will go to the doctor tomorrow to determine if I can continue on this medication. I h...

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Multaq issues

I have been taking Multaq for almost 5 months. Yes it helps, maybe to much, I am exhausted it keeps me so low and irregular, I don't have the energy to do anything much. I work full time but I can't wait to drag myself home and crash. I have gained almost 23 pounds since and am very depressed. I am not sure what caused which first. I have exhausted all meds. I was on Tikosyn for 7 years, but my income exceeded the limit for the patient assist program, and 600.00 a month is a bit to much for me. I am on the medication program for Multaq, the income level is set higher so I qualify. But I don't like how it makes me feel, I was hoping someone else had some info. as to how it reacted for them. Thanks ## Multaq contains the active ingredient Dronedarone, it is mainly used to trea...

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Multaq and Shortness of Breath

Has anyone else experienced notably increased shortness of breath attributed to Multaq? ## Multaq contains the active ingredient Dronedarone and is most commonly used to treat irregular heartbeat. The shortness of breath is listed as a serious side effect and is warned about in the patient advisory leaflets, you should contact your doctor immediately. Are there any questions or comments? ## i do experience periods of breathlessness but always search for an alternative reason ie flu or a cold. I have felt the same with most of the medication i have tried at some point in time. Do you have it constantly or occasionally? I was suprised looking at the 'Multaq' forum that hardly anyone has mentioned it as a side effect. As with the previous reply it may be best to seek advice from yo...

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Can i stop taking multaq?

I have been taking Multaq for 10 months. I was hospitalized at that time for bronchitis. When asked what medications I was presently taking I stated all of them. I also mentioned that I have MVP and was taking 200 mg of Acebutolol 2 X daily. I also mentioned that 18 year's ago I went into A-Fib for 3 days. While hospitalized, they put me on Multaq. I since don't feel any PVC's but not sure if the Multaq eliminated them. Previously, I was taking Betapace as a preventative for A-Fib. Since taking the Multaq, I have been suffering with my stomach, extreme tiredness and get winded easily. Is taking the Multaq and Acebutolol over doing it ? I was told that the Acebutolol controls the lower part of the heart (PVC's) and the Multaq the upper part of the heart (A-Fib). I feel I ...

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Multaq and eliquis and possible skin rash

I was put on multaq and eliquis in mid April 2017 after being diagnosed with AFib, AFib with flutter and SVT. My body adjusted well and there have been no side effects....until now. It's been 6 weeks since starting and I've developed a bad rash around my ankles that is slowly creeping up my legs and also affecting my hands and arms. Wondering if anyone on this forum is also taking multaq and/or eliquis and has experienced delayed side effects? ## It is possible, although, a rash could also be caused by circulatory issues, or an allergic reaction to something, according to FDA and NIH reports. I sometimes experience itching on my legs and feet due to how my heart and blood pressure medications affect my circulation... it can also worsen an allergic reaction, since when your blood...

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multaq coupons

Are there any coupons available for Multaq tablets? I've just been prescribed this drug, which is very expensive. Thanks ## I personally haven't seen coupons in general for prescription drugs. Do they exist? I know that some pharmacies may carry a special promotion for certain drugs once in a blue moon, but as far as finding a coupon for Multaq, I believe it would be a good idea to ask your local pharmacy if they have any store discounts that could be applied to a prescription. ## My doctor has $30 off coupons from his rep. ## If you are a senior and on the medicare drug program, I saw on the Multaq website that if you get your doctor to fill out a form they will supply your Multaq for free while you are in the doughnut hole. ## I get my $30 coupons from my doctor's office. ...

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panic feeling on multaq

At times I feel as if I am going to go into a-fib..you know the feeling you get that something is just not right.I had this feeling the few times I was in afib. Since starting multaq I have only had a few minutes of afib and this was in stressful situations where a family member died. My doctor said this feeling is part of the disease where you feel like you might go into it but, the med is doing its job and stopping it. Of course this is great, but, that feeling that come is frightening to me. At that point I want to panic. I was completely healthy until Feb of this year when I was 911 to ER for afib. I converted and am in normal sinus now and the multaq I guess is doing the job. I had flutter now and again before the big afib attack, but, didn't think anything about it. ## I have ...

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Multaq side effects

Does the tiredness go away after being on Multaq awhile or does the tiredness continue? ## Multaq made me tired for about 6 weeks and then I started to feel more energtic. I love this drug as I have been in rythem since last April. Stick with it, I am sure you will feel better soon. Take care! ## Has anyone used Multaq for v-tach? ## Multaq contains the active ingredient Dronedarone, it is used to treat atrial fibrillation. It is hard to say what might be causing your tiredness, it could be the Multaq, or it could be your heart problem. If it is the Multaq, as was already said in one of the other posts, it will eventually taper off, but it can take 4 to 6 weeks. Are there any other questions or comments? ## I am a registered nurse. My very good friend has been in the hospital many times...

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Multaq and weight gain

I've been on multaq for my afib diagnosis since April and have gained 12 lbs. in such a short time after just having lost 40 lbs in the many months prior to diagnosis. My healthy eating has not changed and exercising doesn't help to rid the pounds. I can only attribute this new additional weight to multaq. Has anyone else experienced weight gain being on multaq? ## Yes, that is a possible side effect of this medication, along with nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth. However, it should top out around this gain amount and should not continue. If it does, you should contact your doctor. Are you on any other medications? ## Only other new Med started at the same time as Multaq is Eliquis. Otherwise I've been on couple other meds for years.

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How long does it take before Multaq works

How long does it take Multaq to get into your system and actually work? I started taking it this morning and it has been 3 1/2 hours and nothing. ## Never mind. I found out the answer. It takes 2-4 days. It didn't work for me so I have to check into other options. ## Hi Kat, Thanks for providing valuable feedback from your own personal experience. Hopefully it'll help others who may be facing similar problems... I was just wondering though if you based your evaluations off of taking Multaq on an empty stomach or with meals? Surely it gets into a patient's system the same day it's consumed, but I'm guessing there's a certain threshold of how much is built up before one notices how it really affects them day to day - Is that right? At any rate, I'm sorry to hea...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Dronedarone
  • Tablet: 400mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Multaq: (4 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0024-4142 Multaq 400 mg Oral Tablet by Sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC
  • 53360-4142 Multaq 400 mg/1 Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Sanofi Winthrop Industries
  • 54868-3086 Multaq 400 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-8104 Multaq 400 mg Oral Tablet, Film Coated by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Dronedarone or a similar ingredient: (1 result)

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multaq anyone else take it
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multaq coupons
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Multaq and Shortness of Breath
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Multaq & Afib
I was started on Multaq after ablation got my heart to beat normally. I has previously been in Afib 62% of every day. Th... 7 replies
Multaq and eliquis and possible skin rash
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Multaq withou Coumadin?
I was diagnozed in Feb with a-fib. Started taking Multaq at that time. So far I have refused Coumadin. Have had some min... 4 replies
multaq issues and side effects
My spouse has been on multaq for A-Fib for about 16 months.He was previosly on flecainide for many years. About 3 months... 3 replies
Multaq--scary and expensive!
Hi, I'm 38, had one ablation two years ago, helped for a while but have had increasingly frequent episodes of a-fib ... 3 replies






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