Cordarone is antiarrhythmic. It stabilizes cardiac rhythm in the conditions in which the heart beats too rapidly or in violation of pace.
Amiodarone is used only on the orders of the doctor.
The exact dosage of drugs listed on the label.
- Along with Cordarone comes letter called the Medication Guide. Read it carefully when you get Cordarone refilled.
- Cordarone take better with food. Take with food, to improve absorption of the medicine. If you prefer to take on an empty stomach, always to take it on an empty stomach.
If you missed the reception Cordarone dose, take it as soon as possible. But if the time has come to the reception next dose, take only one dose. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store at the room temperature away from moisture and sunlight. Keep out of the reach of children.
Cordarone Safety information
Do not use Cordarone if:
- you have allergy to any ingredient in Cordarone, including iodine;
- you have complete, second degree, third degree, or severe sinoatrial heart block; an abnormally slow heartbeat; or shock due to serious heart problems; or if you have had fainting due to slow heartbeat (except if you have a pacemaker);
- you are taking cisapride, dofetilide, an H1 antagonist (eg, astemizole, loratadine, terfenadine), an HIV protease inhibitor (eg, ritonavir), a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (eg, vardenafil), or a streptogramin (eg, dalfopristin, quinupristin).
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Read this carefully:
- Limit alcohol reception, taking Cordarone.
- Cordarone may cause dizziness, lightheadedness or blurred vision. Do not drive a car or use the equipment or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Cordarone.
- The long reception Cordarone can cause blue-grey on the skin, especially in the face and hands. This effect is not harmful and usually disappears after the medicine is stopped. How to avoid long-term exposure to the sun can help prevent this effect.
Impact on Cordarone heart rhythm can take several days, weeks. The answer may not be considered until 3 weeks after the medicine started.
Cordarone remains in the body for several weeks or months, even after you are no longer taking it. Therefore, caution is recommended not only during treatment, but in the months following treatment with Cordarone stopped if you any drugs that interact.
- Cordarone can cause sensitivity to sunlight. Avoid sun exposure, tanning lamps or tanning booths until you know how you react to Cordarone. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for an extended period of time.
- Before using medical or dental services, emergency medical care, or surgery, be sure to tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Cordarone.
- While you are taking Cordarone, your doctor can check your pulse every day. Learn how to monitor your pulse.
- Use with extreme caution in children. Safety and efficacy have not been confirmed.
- Cordarone harmful during pregnancy and breast-feeding. If you think you may be pregnant, talk with your doctor the benefits and risks Cordarone use during pregnancy. Do not feed, taking Cordarone.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist what medications you are already taking, including buy without a prescription and herbal medicines, before treatment with the drug, this is very important. In addition, consult with a doctor or pharmacist before taking any new medications, it is taking to ensure that the combination is safe.
Cordarone Side effects
Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:
- abnormal skin sensations (loss of sensation; tingling; numbness; prickling); bitter taste in mouth; blue-green discoloring of skin (especially hands or feet); constipation; decreased sexual interest; dizziness; dry eyes; flushing of the face; general body discomfort; headache; involuntary muscle movements; loss of appetite; nausea; poor coordination; tiredness; trouble sleeping; vomiting.
Please seek medical attention immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
- severe allergic reaction (rash, rash, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue), chest pain, fever, cold, cough, coughing blood work, dark urine, decreased urination, easy bruising or bleeding ; enlarged thyroid, eye discomfort, fatigue, fever, irregular pulse, loss of coordination; menstrual changes, muscle pain, tenderness, and the weakness (especially with fever or unusual fatigue); nervousness, persistent sore throat, severe dizziness, severe stomach pain, shortness of breath ; serious skin reaction similar to sunburn; slow heart rate; sluggishness, sweating, tingling or numbness of hands or feet; uncontrollable tremor or shaking, unexplained weight; vision changes (seeing halos, blurred vision, loss of vision), wheezing, worsening irregular heartbeat; yellowing of the skin or eyes.