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Drug interactions Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Drug interactions
  Sotalol, sertraline & amiodarone ?

Adverse effects: Significant QT prolongation. Symptoms need immediate evaluation may indicate torsade de pointes, eletrolyte abnormalities. Combination of multiple drugs that prolong QT interval is not advisable. needto check magnessium and potassuim levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Drug Interaction (Definition)

When the combination of two agents cause an effect, intended or unintended, that would not have otherwise ...Read more


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Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only.It is also available as pacerone, brand name. ...Read more

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Can anyone comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone)?

Can anyone comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone)?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only.It is also available as pacerone, brand name.It is used to treat and prevent ventrcular tachycardia which is a serious and life threatening arrythmia. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is an alternative drug to amiodarone?

Amiodarone: Depending on what amiodarone is being used for, there may be alternatives for this drug. In certain circumstances, there may not be a good alternative though or amiodarone may be the best option. ...Read more

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Could a doctor please comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone) 200mg?

Yes?: It's a potent antiarrhythmic drug (Class III - Vaughan-Williams) used for both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Because of its potential side-effects, it's a last resort medicine. 200 mg is a maintenance dose. Because of it's long half-life, it takes a long time to begin to work and thus a loading dose is given to initiate treatment. It lasts a long time too. Major toxicity: liver, lung, thyroi ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nursing management of weaning off drugs such as dopamine and amiodarone?

Weaning: Dopamine is an acute hemodynamic IV drug which usually is removed by titrating the dose rate down by 50% monitoring for a few hours and then cutting down another 50% until minimal dose rate is present and the dose is stopped. Amiodarone has such a long half time that we don't wean it. We stop the amiodarone and its long half time takes care of the amio weaning, in general. ...Read more

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My father 72yr with hypertension paroxysmal Af with s.cr1.65 on metoprolol ER100and cordarone (amiodarone) 200 1*3 for wk is there drug better than cordarone (amiodarone) forhm?

My father 72yr with hypertension paroxysmal Af with s.cr1.65 on metoprolol ER100and cordarone (amiodarone) 200 1*3 for wk is there drug better than cordarone (amiodarone) forhm?

Paroxysmal Af : first thing to know is treatment for PAF can be rhythm control or rate control. Depending on access to care and expertise in your area, cure can achieved from AF by ablation of the focus of arrhythmia and then hopefully need no medicine. Wean off. Alternately if on metoprolol and cordarone (amiodarone) (need to also watch thyroid on this medicine, lung toxicity), also should be on blood thinner to mitigate cva ...Read more

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I taken flecainide. Before CABG, flecainide changed to amiodarone for a week. after CABG, may directly converted amiodron to other antiarrhythmic drug?

I taken flecainide. Before CABG, flecainide changed to amiodarone for a week. after CABG, may directly converted amiodron to other antiarrhythmic drug?

Antiarrythmic drug: What is your question ? Is it may amiodarone could be converted to other antiarrythmic? If clinical condition warrants a change, yes it could be changed to whatever the best for that situation. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Amiodarone (Definition)

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent ...Read more