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.

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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...

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...

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...

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...

What is the maintenance dose of cordarone (amiodarone) in paroxysmal Afib my father take 75mg metoprolol and cordarone (amiodarone) 300, especially to avoid side effects?

Amiodarone. This is a great drug with great potential for toxicity;so the lowest effective dose, varies between individuals,should be used.I have seen it effective as low as 100 mg every other day in a rare ndividual;levels can be checked to exclude excess build up in the blood. Read more...

What are the side effects of amiodarone?

Amiodarone. Read the print out from pharmacist carefully. Serious side effects include lung, liver, and thyroid problems in a small percentage of patients. Read more...
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...

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...

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...