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Amiodarone

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Taylor
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Multiple effects: Amiodarone is primarily a class iii anti-arrhythmic agent. It prolongs the depolarization phase of cardiac muscle--the muscle takes longer to reset af ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
Beta blocker: The first effect of amiodarone, seen in the first hours or days is the betablocking properties, slowing the heart rate.
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Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Like a beta blocker: Amiodarone has some different effects. It both slows the heart rate down like a class of drugs called the beta blockers, and not long afterward, it al ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Quickly.: If you have been recommended to stop amiodarone, there is no need for a "wean" or for a taper. You can stop the drug suddenly. It has a very long h ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Slow Down There: Antiarrhythmics are, as a rule, complicated drugs with a lot of side effects and a ton of potential contraindications. They are not easily interchange ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Amiodarone : We generally give an IV loading dose and then switch either to PO or a small IV maintainence dose as amiodarone is a long half time drug. You can use ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
50 years experience Cardiology
Antiarrhythmic: This medication is a drug used to treat cardiac rhythm disturbances. It is very effective even in patients with poor ventricular function but caution ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
It is an : Effective drug in the right patient. It can be useful to treat atrial and ventricular arrythmias. It is no without side effects and patients need to b ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
All the same: All drugs in this group called class lll antiarhytmics including amiodarone have potentially serious side effects that can be life threatening. Amioda ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehab Kasasbeh
19 years experience Cardiology
Cordarone (amiodarone): Cordarone (amiodarone) is the brand name.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rodolfo Farhy
35 years experience Cardiology
Antiarrhythmic: Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent abnormal rhythms to occur.
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