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Marketed as Apo-Amiodarone in Canada
Marketed as Sandoz-Amiodarone in Canada
Cordarone Drug Information
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Cordarone is used to treat certain types of serious (possibly fatal) irregular heartbeat (such as persistent ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia). Cordarone is used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a regular, steady heartbeat. Amiodarone is known as an anti-arrhythmic drug. It works by blocking certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat.
Though Cordarone often gives great benefits to people with irregular heartbeat, it may rarely worsen an irregular heartbeat or cause serious (sometimes fatal) side effects. When starting treatment with Cordarone, your doctor may have you stay in the hospital for proper monitoring. Amiodarone may take 2 weeks or longer to have an effect in your body. Also, Cordarone stays in your body for weeks to months, even after you are no longer taking it. Therefore, serious side effects may occur weeks to months after taking amiodarone. Serious side effects may include lung or liver problems. Tell your doctor right away if you notice any symptoms of lung or liver problems such as cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing up blood, persistent nausea/vomiting, dark urine, severe stomach/abdominal pain, or yellowing eyes/skin.
How to Use Cordarone
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using amiodarone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist. Take Cordarone by mouth, usually once or twice daily or as directed by your doctor. You may take Cordarone with or without food, but it is important to choose one way and take Cordarone the same way with every dose. Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using Cordarone unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of Cordarone in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details. The Dosage of Cordarone is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Your doctor may direct you to start Cordarone at a higher dose and gradually decrease your dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully. Do not stop taking Cordarone or change the dose without first consulting your doctor. Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.
See also Side Effects section. Before taking amiodarone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to iodine; or if you have any other allergies. Cordarone may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Cordarone, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,liver disease, lung disease, thyroid problems. Cordarone may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Before having surgery, tell your doctors or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Amiodarone may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness, fainting) that need medical attention right away. The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using amiodarone,certain heart problems (heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG, sudden cardiac death). Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using amiodarone safely. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Cordarone, especially QT prolongation (see above), thyroid problems (see Side Effects section), lung problems (see Warning section). Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. You should not become pregnant while using amiodarone. Amiodarone may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant, talk to your doctor right away about the risks and benefits of Cordarone. Amiodarone passes into breast milk and may have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Breast-feeding is not recommended while using Cordarone.
If you miss a dose of Cordarone, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Take your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.fingolimod, certain drugs to treat hepatitis C (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir, sofosbuvir). Many drugs besides amiodarone may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), quinolone antibiotics (such as levofloxacin), among others. (See also Precautions section.) Other medications can affect the removal of amiodarone from your body, which may affect how amiodarone works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), cimetidine, cobicistat, protease inhibitors (such as fosamprenavir, indinavir), rifamycins (such as rifampin), St. John's wort, among others. Amiodarone can slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include clopidogrel, phenytoin, certain "statin" drugs (atorvastatin, lovastatin), trazodone, warfarin, among others.
Cordarone Side Effects
What are Cordarone side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Cordarone may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Cordarone as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Cordarone
The side effects of Cordarone may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Cordarone. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Cordarone may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Cordarone, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Cordarone.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Cordarone, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Cordarone and the side effects associated with Cordarone are described in the following:
Common Cordarone Side Effects
- interstitial pneumonitis
- pulmonary fibrosis
- skin photosensitivity
- abnormal hepatic function tests
Less Frequent Cordarone Side Effects
- visual halos
- blurred vision
- optic neuritis
- optic neuropathy
- torsades de pointes
- sinus bradycardia
- prolonged QT interval
- cardiac arrhythmia
- chronic heart failure
- corneal deposits
- abnormal sexual function
- libido changes
- dry eye
- headache disorder
- acute abdominal pain
Rare or Very Rare Cordarone Side Effects
- SIADH syndrome
- thrombocytopenic disorder
- neutropenic disorder
- idiopathic intracranial hypertension
- peripheral neuropathy
- corneal degeneration
- atrioventricular block
- sinus arrest
- heart block
- lupus-like syndrome
- atrial fibrillation
- hypersensitivity pneumonitis
- pulmonary edema
- acute respiratory distress syndrome
- bronchospastic pulmonary disease
- malignant neoplasm of skin
- renal failure
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- allergic dermatitis
- erythema multiforme
- toxic epidermal necrolysis
- Stevens-Johnson syndrome
- exfoliative dermatitis
- skin rash
- pulmonary hemorrhage
- DRESS syndrome
- injection site sequelae
- pleural effusions
- eosinophilic pneumonia
- bronchiolitis obliterans
- acute respiratory insufficiency
- acute pancreatitis
- bullous dermatitis
- tissue necrosis
- thyroid carcinoma
- peripheral demyelinating neuropathy
- cholestatic hepatitis
- hemolytic anemia
- aplastic anemia
- paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
- sinus node dysfunction
- acute confusion
- gait abnormality
- involuntary muscle movement
- facial edema
- muscle weakness
- muscle spasm
- back pain
- erectile dysfunction
- sleep disorder
Store at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Cordarone when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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