AMIODARONE: Uses, Dosage, Side effects, Composition & more - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT AMIODARONE
AMIODARONE belongs to the class of anti-arrhythmics. AMIODARONE is used to treat irregular heartbeats.
• Increased sweating
• Changes in taste
• Blurred vision
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR AMIODARONE
• Take AMIODARONE irrespective of the meals daily at the same time for best results.
• You are recommended to avoid drinking alcohol while taking AMIODARONE as it may increase the risk of liver problems.
• Regular tests such as ECG (electrical test of heartbeat), chest X-rays and eye tests are recommended while taking AMIODARONE.
• Inform your doctor if you are allergic to any sugars, before taking AMIODARONE as AMIODARONE contains lactose and might cause nausea, diarrhoea, stomach cramps or vomiting.
• Seek medical help immediately if you experience swelling of throat, face, lips or tongue, difficulty in breathing as these might be symptoms of an allergic reaction.
• Inform your doctor if you have asthma, liver or heart problems before taking AMIODARONE.
• Bring to your doctor’s notice about all the ongoing medications before taking AMIODARONE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does AMIODARONE work? A. AMIODARONE is an anti-arrhythmic. AMIODARONE works by inhibiting certain electric signals in the heart that are responsible for causing irregular or fast heartbeat. Thereby, restores the regular heart rhythm and helps in treating abnormal heartbeats.
Q. Can I take AMIODARONE with atorvastatin? A. No, you are not recommended to take AMIODARONE with atorvastatin as it may increase the levels of atorvastatin in blood and result in adverse effects such as liver damage, chills, joint pain, tiredness, fever, vomiting or dark colored urine. However, please consult a doctor before using AMIODARONE with other medicines.
Q. Does AMIODARONE affect thyroid activity? A. Yes, AMIODARONE may affect thyroid hormone activity resulting in hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) or hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) as AMIODARONE contains iodine. The symptoms of hypothyroidism include weight gain, extreme tiredness, constipation or feeling cold and the symptoms of hyperthyroidism include weight loss, excess sweating, intolerance to heat or restlessness. Therefore, regular thyroid tests are recommended to monitor thyroid hormone levels while taking AMIODARONE.
Q. Does AMIODARONE cause blurred vision? A. Yes, AMIODARONE may cause blurred vision for a short time immediately after taking AMIODARONE. Therefore, you are recommended to wait until vision is clear before driving or performing any other activities.
Q. Can I stop taking AMIODARONE on my own? A. No, you are not recommended to stop taking AMIODARONE on your own even if you find symptomatic relief as it may result in abnormal heartbeats recurrence. However, please consult a doctor if you experience any discomfort while taking AMIODARONE.