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Amiodarone Vs Sotalol
Am taking sotalol , amiodarone &. Sertraline ..
Symptoms : low BP .. Low pulse .. Sometimes shortness of breath .. Weak?
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
Am on sertraline 150 mg .. I also take sotalol , amiodarone.. I have really bad side effects .. I am very anxious and depressed .. I get severe panic attacks .. I feel am going to die .. I have agoraphobia I feel down ?
Verify cardiac statu: Sertraline has an interaction with amiodarone. Levels are increased. Sotalol and amiodarone both contain beta-blocking properties which can be depressing. Sotalol can pose a risk of serious ventricular arrhythmias, hopefully ... negated by the amiodarone. You must insure that your cardiac status is entirely normal to avoid the risk of serious arrhythmias which can cause sudden death. ...Read more
Anti-arrthymic med: Amiodarone is a medication used to suppress extra heartbeats and maintain a normal regular heart rhythm .It is used most frequently in a low dose to prevent episodes of atrial fibrillation, a heart rhythm that can lead to strokes. It can also be used in higher doses to prevent ventricular extra beats.Amiodarone can have many potential side effects and must be used by an experienced cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is an : Effective drug in the right patient. It can be useful to treat atrial and ventricular arrythmias. It is no without side effects and patients need to be closely followed by the prescribing doctor. ...Read more
All the same: All drugs in this group called class lll antiarhytmics including amiodarone have potentially serious side effects that can be life threatening. Amiodarone compared to others have in addition side effects that affect the thyroid ,lungs, liver etc. It is best to discuss thoroughly the other drugs (sotalol,Ibutilide,etc) with cardiologist experienced in using these drugs ...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
Multiple: Amiodarobe is a very effective anti arrhythmic drug, but unfortunately has lots of side effects when used for long term (years). It can affect the lungs, thyroid, liver, eyes and skin. Usually twice a year blood tests and yearly chest x ray can detect these side effects before they become clinically manifest. Most importantly, almost all the side effects disappear once the medication is stopped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pacerone (amiodarone): Without knowing about your condition, the answer is no. ...Read more
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. ...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