Medicine Overview of Amiodon Tablet
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of arrhythmias
Side Effects of Amiodon are Tiredness, Blurred vision, Photosensitivity, Nausea, Coordination impaired, Peripheral neuropathy (tingling and numbness of feet and hand), Alterations in thyroid hormone levels, Taste change, Constipation, Abnormal vision, Lung damage, Tremor.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amiodon 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.
In Depth Information on Amiodon Tablet
It is very effective in the treatment of various types of arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythm).
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet has several serious adverse effects and is indicated only when the condition is serious and no other treatments are suitable.
- Notify your doctor if you develop breathlessness, persistent cough, jaundice, restlessness, weight loss/gain, or eye problems.
- Avoid direct exposure to sunlight as there may be a risk of photosensitivity.
- Notify your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking as Amiodon 100 mg Tablet can interact with many medicines.
Amiodon Tablet related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during lactation.
Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby, or the mother is suffering from a condition in which breastfeeding is not advisable.
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amiodon 100 mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
Amiodon 100 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amiodon 100 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Amiodon 100 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Amiodon Tablet
Q. Is amiodarone a beta blocker or an ace inhibitor or a diuretic or an inotrope?
No. Amiodarone is belongs to a group of drugs called antiarrhythmics. It works by relaxing overactive heart muscles
Q. Is amiodarone rich in iodine?
Yes. Amiodarone contains iodine
Q. Is Amiodon safe or is Amiodon safe to take?
Amiodon is relatively safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
It can be dangerous if taken in inappropriate doses
Q. Can I take amiodarone with Viagra(sildenafil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen or Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Drugs like Viagra(sildenafil), Tylenol (acetaminophen), ibuprofen or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can increase the side-effects of amiodarone, and vice verca. Please consult your doctor before taking amiodarone with any other drug
Q. Does Amiodon lower blood pressure or cause dizziness?
Yes, it causes low blood pressure, dizziness
Q. Does it causes constipation?
Yes, it causes constipation
Q. Does Amiodon affects the heart rate or does it cause prolonged Qt interval?
Amiodon is an antiarrhythmic agent known to cause prolongation of QT interval and controls the heart rate
Q. Does Amiodon stimulate T4 receptors?
No, Amiodon does not stimulate T4 receptors directly
Q. Does Amiodon cause swelling?
Amiodon can cause swelling due to allergic reaction.
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Taking Amiodon with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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