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Amiodarone Phlebitis Treatment
Depends on area: Superficial phlebitis is treated with heat, anti-inflammatory agents, and tincture of time. Sometimes when infected, surgical excision is required. It is good practice to follow a patient with superficial phlebitis of the leg with repeat ultrasound. Deep venous thrombophlebitis is treated with anticoagulation, initially with heparin, lmwh, converting to coumadin (warfarin). ...Read more
Anticoagulation: Interesting question because just had a patient who developed phlebitis two-weeks after a knee fracture. Her internist and I had a long discussion of whether to anticoagulant or do but in the end, she was admitted and started on oral anti-coagulation medications. In general the starting treatment will be ant-coagulation. ...Read more
Yes,: Moist heat should be applied for inflammation of a vein following superficial phlebitis. The redness should start to resolve within 48 to 72 hours. If it doesn't or worsens then you may need antibiotics. You should be seen by a vein specialist to guide your treatment and progress. ...Read more
Sinus arrythmia what is it and what is the treatment. My doctor has prescribed me cordarone (amiodarone) 100 mg once a day?
Sinus vrs Other: Likely u have other more serious arrhythmia. Sinus arrhythmia definition is a normal variation in a human being's pulse rate as it relates to respiratory actions. Most likely no tx is needed. Check this out http://www. She-health-living. Com/sinus-arrhythmia. Html. ...Read more
My father had dry cough after flu episode he also took cordarone (amiodarone) 200 is this cough due to cordarone (amiodarone) what is the treatment for it?
Post-viral: Sometimes a cough may linger for weeks after flu or a viral infection but one needs to rule out infection-triggered asthma or a sinus infection also. Cordarone (amiodarone) is not expected to cause a cough but if it does, changing to another drug would be the only treatment. ...Read more
My father had hoarseness of voice after flu that persists for weeks (on. Off)he took metoprolol and cordarone (amiodarone) what is the cause and treatment?
If he has had: Hoarseness that persists for several months, he needs his vocal cords checked by an ENT Dr. To make sure they are normal. ...Read more
My father 70yr, diagnosed ventricular bigeminy. Is it dangerous? Can amiodarone help controlling it? Treatment options for ventricular tachycardia?
Depends: The underlying cause for the rythm needs to be worked up and treated. If all correctable conditions are fixed., then eps may be indicated and ablation if reasonable. A defibrillator if poor heart function. Otherwise amio is reasonable but has its issues. It can affect the lungs, liver and thyroid to mention a few. Close monitoring is reccomended. ...Read more
My father Afib still come back every week despite cordarone (amiodarone) treatment 200, betaloc50, aspirin&plavix, bp (13-16/7.5-8.5), scr1.5what to do please?
My father experience paroxysmal dry cough he take betaloc 50 amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg for Afib what is the cause of cough and treatment please?
Cough cause: You do not mention it but your dad may be on an ACE (angiotensin converting enzyme) inhibitor for high blood pressure. A well known side effect of that class of drugs is cough. It usually diminishes with time but if it is too much for him his doc can stop the med and manage his B/P with other medicine. ...Read more
My father hypertensive 73 yr with paroxysmal afib he had attacks every 20days (slow afib) despite treatment with cordarone (amiodarone) what to do & is ablation mst?
My father is on rhythm control for Afib by betaloc 50 and cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg he also took aspirin&plavix is this treatment good his age is72 hypertensive?
A Fib Rx: The only one who can answer if this Rx is "good" for your father is his local team who knows him best. There are just too many issues related to his problem that we do not know. So go talk to them with him. ...Read more
Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options
Phlebitis: As dr. Akl said, phlebitis simply means inflammation of a vein. Generally phlebitis is something that will go away on its own but taking anti-inflammatory medicine and using warm and/or cold compresses, along with compression, helps. Now the issue is, do you just have phlebitis or is there more going on than that? If there is a clot in there you need to know it. As dr. Bein said, see your md. ...Read more
Perhaps: The phlebitis caused by the IV is a local irritation of the vein due to the IV catheter, fluid type placed into the iv, and length of time the IV was present. This phlebitis can get infected and travel up the vein. Taking the IV out is the first step, and use heat, and tincture of time for resolution. Another IV is another site can result in another phlebitis, so pay attention to the causes. ...Read more
Multiple effects: Amiodarone is primarily a class iii anti-arrhythmic agent. It prolongs the depolarization phase of cardiac muscle--the muscle takes longer to reset after contraction, slowing down the heart rate. Amiodarone also acts on sodium & potassium channels to delay conduction of the action potential through the sa & av nodes. ...Read more
NSAID & compression: Most cases of phlebitis can be safely treated conservatively with compression hosiery, nsaids, cold packs, and walking. However, extensive phlebitis or phlebitis of certain veins sometimes requires anticoagulation or sugery. Duplex ultrasound is necessary first to rule out associated, and potentially more serious deep vein thrombosis. ...Read more
Slow Down There: Antiarrhythmics are, as a rule, complicated drugs with a lot of side effects and a ton of potential contraindications. They are not easily interchangeable. At the very least a cardiologist and better still an electrophysiologist should help you decide which are eligible for you specifically. That said, dofetilide, sotalol, flecainide, propafenone, verapamil and dronedarone are some freq. Choices. ...Read more
Reduce the pain of phlebitis with anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, combined with an extra streength Acetaminophen blocks both pain pathways. Warm compresses, compression stockings help.
See a vein specialist to evaluate the cause, like a superficial vein clot, which can be treated further. ...Read more
An inflamed vein: Phlebitis is an inflamed vein. The problem is that the inflammation is often caused by a thrombus (clot) and the only way to know that a clot is present or not is to have an ultrasound. Clots are common in phlebitis and 24% of the time that a person has phlebitis associated with a clot, they also have a deep venous thrombosis. About 10% of these are associated with a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more
Pain, swelling, etc.: Phlebitis is inflammation of veins, which can come on with mechanical irritation like an IV catheter, chemical irritation from IV meds, and blood clots. Thrombosis in veins can be superficial, and the signs/symptoms: pain, redness, cord-like to touch, swelling, warmth. Deep vein thrombosis: pain, swelling, catch, charlie-horse. ...Read more
Differently: Amiodarone is a medication with many known side effects, many of which are rare. It can help treat life threatening arrhythmias and is an imprortant medication. Most people tolerate it just fine but there can be side effects affecting the thyroid, lungs, liver, and skin which at times can be irreversible. Treatment with this medication requires careful monitoring. ...Read more