What Are The Uses Of Amiodarone?
Amiodarone is used for treating certain kinds of serious (probably fatal) irregular heartbeats. Some of the conditions treated with amiodarone are:
- Ventricular fibrillation
- Ventricular tachycardia
- Wide complex tachycardia (heart beat exceeding normal rest rate)
- Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia.
- Arterial fibrillation (rapid and abnormal heart beat)
It works by restoring the heartbeat to a normal rhythm.
What Are The Side Effects Of Amiodarone?
Long term use of this medicine can lead to:
- Interstitial lung disease
- Over or under activity of the thyroid
- Corneal micro-deposits
- Abnormal liver enzymes
- Discoloration of skin
- Peripheral neuropathy
What Are The Contraindications Of Amiodarone?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Slow heart rate
- Atrioventricular block
- Depressed lung functioning