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A 58-year-old male asked:

Have read amiodarone toxic side effects .is it a good long term treatment for afib?

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Dr. Joseph Gutman
44 years experience
Well...: All medications can have side effects. This does not mean you will get any. Amiodarone is quite effective in many. You must discuss and request education from the Dr. that prescribed it. Do not panic, seems like all is well.
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 years experience
See below: amiodarone does work well for afib. There is a risk, just like anything, to taking it. It can cause pulmonary and thyroid toxicity. If you take it, try to get on the lowest dose that's effect and between you and your physician, monitor for signs of toxicity.
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Last updated May 29, 2019

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