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.

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