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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
Pacerone (amiodarone): Without knowing about your condition, the answer is no. ...Read more
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
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
Many...: These generally break down into two categories. There are rare, but very severe issues including pulmonary fibrosis, liver dysfunction, and thyroid dysfunction. There are also GI side effects (nausea) skin changes (over decades, the skin turns a bluish grey) and more mild thyroid issues which may require thyroid supplementation or other such treatment. ...Read more
Weaning: Dopamine is an acute hemodynamic IV drug which usually is removed by titrating the dose rate down by 50% monitoring for a few hours and then cutting down another 50% until minimal dose rate is present and the dose is stopped. Amiodarone has such a long half time that we don't wean it. We stop the amiodarone and its long half time takes care of the amio weaning, in general. ...Read more
I taken flecainide. Before CABG, flecainide changed to amiodarone for a week. after CABG, may directly converted amiodron to other antiarrhythmic drug?
Which drug has less proarythmic effect,less negative inotropic effect , more effective for paroxysmal Afib cordarone (amiodarone) or flecanide?
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
Failed tykocin therapy for afib ablation not an option due ivc filter amiodarone only other drug option offered side effect? Any other options
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