Information about Dronedarone

Dronedarone Uses

Dronedarone is used in the treatment of Arrhythmia.

How Dronedarone works

Dronedarone is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.

Common side effects of Dronedarone

Nausea, Vomiting, Weakness, Abdominal pain, Indigestion, Heart failure, Diarrhea, Increased liver enzymes, Rash, Fatigue
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Expert advice for Dronedarone

  • It may cause blurring of vision. Avoid driving or any activity requiring focus until you know how it affects you. 
  • It makes your skin sensitive towards sunlight. Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing while going out. 
  • Your doctor may do regular blood tests, chest x-rays, ECG, eye test, thyroid, liver, and lung function tests while you are taking this medicine. 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if you notice shortness of breath, swollen ankles or feet and weight gain.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Dronedarone


Q. What does Dronedarone do to the heart?

Dronedarone blocks certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). This way, it helps to restore normal heart rhythm and maintains a regular, steady heartbeat.

Q. Is Dronedarone safe?

Dronedarone is generally safe to use. However, you should take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may cause some side effects that are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Your doctor will tell you ways to cope up with them.

Q. What are the warning signals of liver toxicity caused by Dronedarone?

The warning signals of liver toxicity include yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), tiredness, nausea, vomiting, dark-colored urine, pale-colored stools, loss of appetite, stomach pain or high temperature. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.

Q. What kind of vision problems occur with Dronedarone?

You may experience blurred vision or see a circle around dazzling light (halos). It may also make your eyes dry or sensitive to light. It can even cause permanent blindness. Therefore, consult your doctor in case you experience any such problems while on Dronedarone.

Q. How should Dronedarone be taken?

Dronedarone should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken once or twice daily with food. It is to be swallowed whole with water and not to be cut or crushed.

Q. What if I forget to take Dronedarone?

If you forget a dose of Dronedarone take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose for a forgotten dose. Do not stop taking Dronedarone without consulting your doctor. This is because, sudden discontinuation of the medicine may cause recurrence of irregular rhythm of heart or may be worse which can be dangerous.


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