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Anyone On Amiodarone?

Anyone On Amiodarone?

Has anyone been prescribed Amiodarone for afib? When in hospital for 3 months , it was prescribed as I guess I had serious case. They lowered the dose from 400mg to 200mg when I came home. On a cardiologist phone visit my dr said I don’t have afib (it’s the kind that comes and goes). So why am I on Med for afib? Looked up Amiodarone and it is very toxic and I have ten of the numerous side effects! It is a very long time (weeks and months) to get out of the system. Anyone have it and how… read more

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Hi Mike
I was on it for 7 months so maybe why I’m still affected by it. My primary said she would never put her patients on it! She thinks it should be gone by now but I know how I feel. I’m having carpal tunnel surgery in June and July. Drug can cause neuropathy and wonder if it is responsible for this too. Scary drug and she put on my chart to never give it to me again.

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I was on this med, and I had bad reaction to it, begged dr to take me off, was given in ER , and went home on it, only on it for 1 month, my regular cardiologist I asked him if he would have done the same thing in ER, had V tack, he said yes to all that was done including pace maker, and blood pressure meds, but he said he would have only kept me on it for a little while and eventually taken me off, very dangerous drug, been off it for 1 week now and feeling better but takes 2-3 weeks to clear system

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I was on it for awhile but was taken off. It was doing damage to my lungs. I would ask if there is something else I could take.

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I was on amioradone for inappropriate tachycardia for one year. I ended up getting pneumonia and almost died from it. My advice would be to talk to your cardiologist again about the risks versus benefits. I now have a pacemaker and feel pretty good. I don't mean to scare you.

over 1 year ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I took it when I was in the hospital for 6 months. After two weeks they took me off because of side effects. Best of luck. 💕

over 1 year ago

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