A 27-year-old male asked:
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what is the usual maintenance dose of cordarone (amiodarone) and the duration in case of paroxysmal afib esp if betaloc 50 is taken together and pr(49-60) ?

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Dr. Dev Vaz
Dr. Dev Vaz answered
23 years experience Cardiology
Not my first choice: Amiodarone is a a potentially toxic drug which I would avoid in young people for a prolonged period of time. There are other options like propafenone, FLECAINADE , and if one must, sotalol, dofetalide. Ablation therapy is also an option. If however amiodarone is the only choice, then I would give a loading dose of 9 g over 10-14 days. 200 to 400 mg twice a day for 10 to 14 days. This would be followed by a maintenance does off 200 mg once a day
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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