Amiodarone is used in the treatment of abnormal heartbeat. It works by correcting the rhythm of your heartbeat and also by slowing your heartbeat if it is beating too fast.
Inform your healthcare professional if any of these symptoms do not go away and are bothersome to you.
It is very important that you are on regular follow-up with your doctor to monitor for any possible side effects. Inform your healthcare professional if you have any of the following side effects.
Amiodarone may worsen existing abnormal heart rhythm, which may be dangerous. Symptoms of abnormal heart rhythm include one or more of the following:
Very rarely, Amiodarone may cause injury to the liver or the lungs. Symptoms of liver problems are dark urine, light-coloured stools, feeling very tired or sick, or yellowing of your skin or eyes. Symptoms of lung problems are breathlessness, cough that does not go away and fever.
Lastly, the signs of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only the usual dose. Do not double your dose or use extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
Throw away all expired medications.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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