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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Amiodarone (Definition)

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent ...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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What is your opinion about drug (moxonidil0.2)for hypertensive 72male with paroxysmal Afib on betaloc amlodipine and cordarone (amiodarone) the doc put him on it?

Hypertension: In my opinion there are better choices than minoxidil such as a diuretic like hydrochlorothiazide, or an ace inhibitor like lisinopril or an arb like cozaar (losartan) or avapro. Of course his physician or cardiologist, who knows his condition and laboratory values, is better qualified to recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Who should not take Cordarone (amiodarone)?

Who should not take Cordarone (amiodarone)?

Not a good question: Difficult to answer a negative question.
Better question is : When should cordarone (amiodarone) be prescribed to patients: Cordarone (amiodarone) should only be given to people who need it and only under supervision of cardiologist or qualified internist ...Read more

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How much time does it take for cordarone (amiodarone) to get of system?

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

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Does cordarone (amiodarone) cause blackouts?

Does cordarone (amiodarone) cause blackouts?

Probably Not: That would seem unlikely. It is probably more likely that whatever rhythm disturbance you are taking amiodarone for is causing the blackouts. You should talk to your doctor about this, it could potentially be quite dangerous. ...Read more

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Does cordarone (amiodarone) have side effects?

Yes: All meds have potential side effects. A few of the side effects that Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause include causing the thyroid to be overactive or underactive. It can also lead to pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially serious lung disease that can lead to permanent scarring of the lung. Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause severe slowing of the heart rate and rhythm, and it can also cause constipation. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amiodarone[cordarone]?

What are the side effects of amiodarone[cordarone]?

Many: The most serious reaction that is due to amiodarone is interstitial lung disease.Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, corneal micro-deposits, gynecomastia, epididymis, peripheral neuropathies, blue-grey discoloration of the skin and inflammation of the liver. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amiodarone, cordarone?

Yes: All meds have potential side effects. A few of the side effects that Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause include causing the thyroid to be overactive or underactive. It can also lead to pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially serious lung disease that can lead to permanent scarring of the lung. Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause severe slowing of the heart rate and rhythm, and it can also cause constipation. ...Read more

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Can children and teenagers take Cordarone (amiodarone)?

Not a good idea: I would not consider utilizing Cordarone (amiodarone) in young individuals as the side effects are cumulative with time. Only in the rarest circumstances would this be necessary. There are many alternative invasive and noninvasive therapies available including transplantation that could be considered in most cases. Discuss the specifics with your health care provider & request an explanation or second opinion. ...Read more

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Could cordarone (amiodarone) cause blackouts and flushes?

Symptoms?: Are you blaming the the treatment (amiodarone) on the disease (arrhythmia?). If you're blacking out and having near blackouts with hot flushes, you'd better report it to the doctor who prescribed the amiodarone to see if it's not effective? ...Read more

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Does cordarone (amiodarone) have any lethal side effects?

Yes: All meds have potential side effects. A few of the side effects that Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause include causing the thyroid to be overactive or underactive. It can also lead to pulmonary fibrosis, a potentially serious lung disease that can lead to permanent scarring of the lung. Cordarone (amiodarone) can cause severe slowing of the heart rate and rhythm, and it can also cause constipation. ...Read more

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Is the Cordarone (Amiodarone) dose of 100 MG a day safe? What are the side effects?

Good dose: That dose is the safest dose of cordarone (amiodarone) you can take, but there is still the potential for side effects: liver damage, lung damage, thyroid dysfunction, skin color changes, eye changes - all must be followed with appropriate testing several times a year. ...Read more

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Can Amiodarone (Cordarone) cause acid reflux?

Can Amiodarone (Cordarone) cause acid reflux?

It is not: Known to be a side effect per the prescribing information and medication literature. ...Read more

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What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

What are cordarone, betapace, (sotalol) procanbid used for?

Arrhythmias: They are used for abnormal rhythms of the heart, usually for atrial fibrillation, but also used for ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cordarone (amiodarone) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cordarone (amiodarone) allergy?

Amiodarone: This is an antiarrhythmic drug used to treat a variety of heart rhythm problems. It is more effective than many other drugs but comes with the risk of side effects some of which are serious. While allergy is rare, a long list of potential toxicities associated with amiodarone means that the decision to use this drug long-term should be taken with care & an expert cardiologist. ...Read more

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I'm in AF about a year, if I take cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg 1xper day, what pradaxa (dabigatran) dosage which not cause bleeding? My Crcl is 88 ml/min

I'm in AF about a year, if I take cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg 1xper day, what pradaxa (dabigatran) dosage which not cause bleeding? My Crcl is 88 ml/min

Use with caution: In a large trial of dabigatran, the effect of additonal Amiodarone was a modest increase in dabigatran levels however no change in clinical outcomes including bleeding. In Europe, there has been a recommendation to lower the Pradaxa dose to 110mg twice-a-day. Replaginide may also rarely cause anemia. If you're doing well with flecainide, that is safe with dabigatran. Talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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3days on warfarin 1mg INR 1.5 for my fatherforAF what is the maintance dose for him if he took cordarone (amiodarone) and has renal impairment, is it renal safe?

3days on warfarin 1mg INR 1.5 for my fatherforAF what is the maintance dose for him if he took cordarone (amiodarone) and has renal impairment, is it renal safe?

Dose is dependent: Dose of warfarin is very individualized.
Diet, weight, metabolism of medications, co morbid conditions, other medications all effect INR.
Safety of any drug is all relative. People with renal dysfunction or even dialysis are on warfarin. ...Read more

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If attacks of paroxysmal still come (feel palpitation only) despite cordarone (amiodarone) use and anticoagulant in72htn which is better giving flecanideorablation?

If attacks of paroxysmal still come (feel palpitation only) despite cordarone (amiodarone) use and anticoagulant in72htn which is better giving flecanideorablation?

None of the above.: Why? All are options promoted for treating symptoms (not causes; not improving health), all further complicate the situation, degrade health long-term & ↑ (not ↓) mortality rates. For some people in atrial fibrillation (unusual at age 27), some anticoagulants ↓stroke rates by up to 40%, yet inherently also ↑bleeding events, sometimes fatal. The key problem is atrial fibrosis; study my answers. ...Read more

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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)?

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 ...Read more

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If a72hypertensive male with no significant Echo changes with paroxysmal Afib on cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg what to change to class1c antiarrythmic what is best?

If a72hypertensive male with no significant Echo changes with paroxysmal Afib on cordarone (amiodarone) 200mg what to change to class1c antiarrythmic what is best?

Cardiologist to answ: This is a complex question to answer in this setting. You should talk to a Cardiologist or use Healthtap Prime to discuss in detail. Class 1C antiarrhythmics are not appropriate for most cases of Afib. That being said, fleacainide is probably the most widely used Class 1 drug. Class 4 drugs like Diltiazem are more appropriate for this condition. Again, talk to a Cardiologist. ...Read more

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