amiodarone

Adult
Uses
  • atrial fibrillation
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Contraindications
  • severe sinus-node dysfunction causing marked sinus bradycardia, second- and third- degree heart block
Drug interactions
  • antiarrhythmic agents (Class Ia), azithromycin, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, cardiac glycosides, fosphenytoin, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, warfarin
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • malaise
  • visual disturbances
  • hypotension
  • bradycardia
  • ataxia
  • dizziness
  • involuntary movement
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
600 to 800 mg daily in divided doses, then 200 mg daily as maintenance
Monitoring
  • blood pressure
  • ECG
  • chest x-ray
  • pulmonary function tests
  • liver function tests
  • thyroid function tests
Source of Suggestion
Commonly prescribed medication (Added on August, 2016)