Cordarone (Amiodarone) for Heart disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Cordarone is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat recurrent ventricular fibrillation and recurrent hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia. Cordarone may be referred to by its drug name, Amiodarone.

Cordarone is an antiarrhythmic agent. Cordarone is believed to work by influencing the electrical system of the heart.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Cordarone is generally taken one or more times daily after loading doses have been completed in a clinical setting.

Cordarone comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Cordarone lists common side effects including dizziness, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, sensation of warmth or tingling under the skin, heart failure, pulmonary fibrosis, nausea, vomiting, constipation, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Cordarone include potentially fatal toxicity to the lungs and liver.

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Cordarone – RxList

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