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Dr. Mark Pack
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Pacerone (Overview)

Pacerone is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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Can anyone comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone)?

Can anyone comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone)?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only.It is also available as pacerone, brand name.It is used to treat and prevent ventrcular tachycardia which is a serious and life threatening arrythmia. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
4 doctors shared insights

Pacerone (Overview)

Pacerone is a rhythm control agent which is a kind of cardiovascular drug.


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Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options

Failed tykocin  therapy for afib ablation not an   option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered  side effect? Any other options

Depends: In order to safely prescribe medication for a fib it is important to know more about your heart, specifically whether there are any abnormalities. There are drugs other than amiodarone and tikosyn (dofetilide) but the do not have the same efficacy (success rate ). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of amiodarone?

What are the side effects of amiodarone?

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 more

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Can anyone comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone)?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only.It is also available as pacerone, brand name.It is used to treat and prevent ventrcular tachycardia which is a serious and life threatening arrythmia. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

Can anyone tell me if the drug pacerone (amiodarone) is available in the u.S.?

PACERONE (amiodarone): Yes it is available under generic name of amiodarone by doctors order by prescription only.It is also available as pacerone, brand name. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if you have to be weaned off pacerone (amiodarone)?

Does anyone know if you have to be weaned off pacerone (amiodarone)?

Pacerone (amiodarone): Pacerone (amiodarone) lasts a long time in the body 1/2 out in ~2 weeks and the other 1/2 over the next several months as it is stored in your fat cells. When the drug is stopped the electrical effects continue for a period of time. Many md's decrease the dose over time to find the lowest dose that is effective for the abnormal heart rhythm to reduce potential side effects. ...Read more

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Is pacerone (amiodarone) some sort of heart medication?

Anti arrhythmic drug: In addition to treating ventricular arrhythmia, it is the most effective drug available for the treatment and prevention of atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Could a doctor please comment on the drug pacerone (amiodarone) 200mg?

Yes?: It's a potent antiarrhythmic drug (Class III - Vaughan-Williams) used for both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias. Because of its potential side-effects, it's a last resort medicine. 200 mg is a maintenance dose. Because of it's long half-life, it takes a long time to begin to work and thus a loading dose is given to initiate treatment. It lasts a long time too. Major toxicity: liver, lung, thyroi ...Read more

Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Amiodarone (Definition)

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic. It is a medication used to normalize the heart rhythm and prevent ...Read more