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do you need a prescription for cordarone (amiodarone)?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Amiodarone: you need a prescription for Amiodarone.
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
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In addition, you need a diagnosis for whicht amiodarone would be an appropriate treatment. Talk to your doctor!
Mar 26, 2015

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Does cordarone (amiodarone) have side effects?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Yes: All meds have potential side effects. A few of the side effects that Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause include causing the thyroid to be overactive or underactive. It can also lead to pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially serious lung disease that can lead to permanent scarring of the lung. Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause severe slowing of the heart rate and rhythm, and it can also cause constipation.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of amiodarone[cordarone]?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Many: The most serious reaction that is due to amiodarone is interstitial lung disease.Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, corneal micro-deposits, gynecomastia, epididymis, peripheral neuropathies, blue-grey discoloration of the skin and inflammation of the liver.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Does cordarone (amiodarone) have any lethal side effects?

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Dr. Michael Zevitz
Internal medicine 37 years experience
Yes: All meds have potential side effects. A few of the side effects that Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause include causing the thyroid to be overactive or underactive. It can also lead to pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially serious lung disease that can lead to permanent scarring of the lung. Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause severe slowing of the heart rate and rhythm, and it can also cause constipation.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How much time does it take for cordarone (amiodarone) to get of system?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Depends: It depends how much you were taking and how long you've been taking it. Assuming you're in steady state with a common dose like 200 mg a day, it will take 3-4 weeks for its clinical effect to wear off with levels detectable, if measured, for >6 months.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Who should not take Cordarone (amiodarone)?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Cardiology 48 years experience
Not a good question: Difficult to answer a negative question. Better question is : When should cordarone (amiodarone) be prescribed to patients: Cordarone (amiodarone) should only be given to people who need it and only under supervision of cardiologist or qualified internist

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