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Going Off Amiodarone
How long does amiodarone stay in the body if I used for just 8 days? Had a rash from it and it's not going away since stopping it.
Several months: It will take several months before amiodarone is completely clear from your system - it stays around a long time! That doesn't mean that the rash won't disappear before that - it might or might not. You will want to wear sunscreen when outdoors to try to avoid having the sunlight worsen the rash and prolong its presence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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