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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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Amiodarone (Definition)

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

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

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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Does cordarone (amiodarone) have side effects?

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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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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I have Afib that is no longer controlled by my Propafenone & Diltiazem. Dr removed Propafenone, added Amiodarone. Should I worry about side effects?

I have Afib that is no longer controlled by my Propafenone & Diltiazem. Dr removed Propafenone, added Amiodarone. Should I worry about side effects?

Atrial fib: Given your unique circumstance it may be entire appropriate to do as he has done ;there are several drugs useful in AF management;ask him freely about options including anticoagulant need and possible electrophysiology referral for ablative intervention ...Read more

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What is the usual maintenance does of amiodarone to avoid side effects my father take 300mg of it and metoprolol 65mg is it to much esp his Hr (47-55)?

What is the usual maintenance does of amiodarone to avoid side effects my father take 300mg of it and metoprolol 65mg is it to much esp his Hr (47-55)?

The answer: to your question...is a question..IF your father is NOT HAVING SIDE EFFECTS and his Blood Pressure is UNDER CONTROL....why "mess" with the medications? THERE ARE NO "HARD AND FAST RULES!" about DOSAGE...v side effects ....in the chemical control of Hypertension! I hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can't tolerate amiodarone / multaq for AFib. Unbearable side effects. Been in rhythm with chemical cardioversion. Alternatives? ? My doc say no.

Can't tolerate amiodarone / multaq for AFib. Unbearable side effects.  Been in rhythm with chemical cardioversion. Alternatives? ? My
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Treatments for AFib: Electrohysiologists may be able to map your heart to find the foci which need to be ablated (ablation therapy)in order to stop the atrial fibrillation, since you are sensitive to medications. There are other medications which will control the rate of atrial fibrillation (such as old fashioned digitalis, slowing the rate, blocking it down, and calcium channel blockers which you might tolerate. ...Read more

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