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Amiodarone
(Generic alternative to Cordarone)

Manufacturer : UK Generic
Formulation : Tablet

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Cordarone
(Amiodarone)

Manufacturer : Sanofi Aventis
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What is Cordarone /Amiodarone used for?

Cordarone is used to treat life threatening irregular heartbeat. Other medications should be used before relying on Cordarone.

How should Cordarone /Amiodarone be stored?

Store at room temperature (between 59 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 and 25 degrees Celsius) in a cool dry place, protect from heat and light. Store in a closed container. Do not store this medication in the bathroom. Keep Cordarone away from children an

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Cordarone/Amiodarone ?

Take Cordarone exactly as prescribed to you by your doctor, or use the instructions provided on the label. Read the Medication Guide provided with this medication; reread it each time you get Cordarone refilled. Take Cordarone orally. Cordarone’s best results occur when it is taken with food, but it should be taken consistently with regard to meals. If you take it with food, try to always take it with food; if you take it on an empty stomach, try to always take it on an empty stomach. Do not consume grapefruit products whole taking Cordarone. Try to take Cordarone at the same time each day.

When should Cordarone /Amiodarone not be taken?

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any ingredient in this medicine, including iodine. If you have sinoatrial heart block or have an abnormally slow heartbeat do not use Cordarone. If you are taking cisapride, dofetilide, an H1 antagonist, an HIV protease inhibitor, a phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, or a streptogramin.

What precautions should I follow when taking Cordarone /Amiodarone ?

Inform your doctor prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also inform your doctor if you are taking any other medications (prescription and non-prescription), herbal preparations, or dietary supplements. If you have any allergies tell your doctor. IF you have a history of heart, liver, thyroid, lung, or electrolyte problems; low blood pressure, eye problems, or sinoatrial heart block. Let your doctor know if you are planning on having surgery, if you have an implanted pacemaker or defibrillator. If you are currently taking medication for diabetes please tell your doctor.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Cordarone /Amiodarone ?

This medication may worsen life threatening irregular heartbeat, or cause life threatening lung disease, or serious liver problems. Taking this medication can distort your thoughts and responses. Do not drive or participate in activities which require your awareness and attention. Do not consume grapefruit products while using Cordarone as it may interfere and react with Cordarone. Do not expose yourself to sunlight, or artificial UV rays while using Cordarone. Cordarone increases your sensitivity to UV rays and you may get a severe sunburn.

When should Cordarone /Amiodarone not be taken?

Severe: a new or a worsening irregular heartbeat pattern; quickened, slower, or hammering heartbeats; fainting sensation; breathless, cough, chest pain, difficulty breathing, coughing up blood; blurred vision, vision loss, headache or pain behind your eye

Common: feeling dizzy or tired; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, constipation, loss of appetite; sleep problems (insomnia); weakness, lack of coordination; or warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin.

Other: None.

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