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What is the loading oral dose cordarone (amiodarone) In old patient with atrial fibrillation returned to sinus rhythm and how to reduce its side effect?

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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: Amiodarone

There are a number of schemes to load but to obtain levels one uses 800 mg for 5 day, 600 mg for 5 days, and 400 mg maintenance for 3-6 months and then attempt to lower dose to 200 mg daily.
Side effects are followed by monitoring thyroid , chest X-ray and liver function as well as sun screen

In brief: Amiodarone

There are a number of schemes to load but to obtain levels one uses 800 mg for 5 day, 600 mg for 5 days, and 400 mg maintenance for 3-6 months and then attempt to lower dose to 200 mg daily.
Side effects are followed by monitoring thyroid , chest X-ray and liver function as well as sun screen
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