Amiodarone (Cordarone®, Pacerone®)

anti-arrhythmic for treatment of heart rhythm disturbances, both atrial (top of the heart) and ventricular (bottom of the heart)

Medication Info

  • Class of Medication
    • anti-arrhythmic for treatment of heart rhythm disturbances, both atrial (top of the heart) and ventricular (bottom of the heart)
  • Effects
    • can convert atrial fibrillation
    • given to stabilize the rhythm after electroconversion from atrial fibrillation
    • severe ventricular arrhythmias not responsive to other medications
  • Side Effects
    • vomiting, loss of appetite
    • liver problems
    • low thyroid
  • Other Info
    • testing of liver and thyroid levels at intervals will be necessary
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