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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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How long does amiodarone stay in the body if you use it for just one week?

Amiodarone : halftime around a month. Usually 5 halftimes to eliminate 90% of a drug. Effects of drug usually disappear when level of drug is low enough ...Read more

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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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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.

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 more

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Should you stay on amiodarone for long periods of time?

Amiodarone: In general long term amiodarone can be problematic but some patients need it long term. Should discuss with the prescribing and following doctors. ...Read more

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If you take 200MG of Amiodarone for 3 months and 100MG for the next 3 months when will it be out of your system?

If you take 200MG of Amiodarone for 3 months and 100MG for the next 3 months when will it be out of your system?

Weeks-months: Amiodarone is one of those antiarrhyhtmic drugs with a long 1/2 life (average of 50 days, range 30-100 days). So depending on whether you were front loaded or not, that you have been on it for 6 months, it is likely going to take a good 3 months for all drug to be out of your system. It is hard to predict reliably, because of its accumulation in fat tissue, etc.... ...Read more

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Have read amiodarone toxic side effects .Is it a good long term treatment for afib?

Have  read amiodarone toxic side effects .Is it a good  long term treatment  for afib?

Well...: All medications can have side effects. This does not mean you will get any. Amiodarone is quite effective in many. You must discuss and request education from the Dr. that prescribed it. Do not panic, seems like all is well. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: amiodarone?

Please describe the medication: amiodarone?

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 more

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What are your experiences with amiodarone ?

What are your experiences with amiodarone ?

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

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What length of time should a person take the medication amiodarone?

What length of time should a person take the medication amiodarone?

Depends : On what it is prescribed for. There is no definite length of time. Speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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How many days is amiodarone drip good for?

Amiodarone : We generally give an IV loading dose and then switch either to PO or a small IV maintainence dose as amiodarone is a long half time drug. You can use it IV for a long time if necessary because of pt. Status but that isn't usually the case. ...Read more

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How does amiodarone work?

How does amiodarone work?

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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