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