AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet)

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color of amiodarone

My amiodarone pill has always been white. This time it is yellow. Is it the same tablet??
by Judy C in Crimora, Va, 11/26/2006

Picture of the AMIODARONE pill

Looking for a picture of the AMIODARONE pill Thank You
by Christopher Norton in Queensbury New York, 12/15/2006

is this drug used for a patient with life expectancy's of less the 5 years

I have had one (1) heart attack back in 1988. Then in 2002 I had an electrical problem with my heart< and went into V-Fib twice (same episode). I am a patient at the heart clinic of the rockies, Ft. Collins, Colorado, and have been  since 1988...
by william yeck in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 11/09/2007

Amiodarone and Iodine injection for Cat Scan

I have taken 200mg of Amiodarone  daily,for the past 11 years.  Last week ,I had a Cat Scan done, and had a reaction ,to the Iodine injection.  Immediately after the injection, I developed , very high blood pressure ,and a dre...
by Catherine Deauville in Melrose, Scotland UK, 09/06/2006

AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet)

AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification


AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Pacerone, Cordarone

AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Amiodarone (a-MEE-oh-da-rone) Treats irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). Belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics.

When To Not Use AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to amiodarone.

How Should You Use AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered, even if you feel fine.
  • May be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.
  • You may need to carry identification showing that you are taking amiodarone. Ask your doctor about this.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
  • If you forget to take your medicine for two or more days in a row, check with your doctor.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using phenytoin (Dilantin®), a blood thinner (such as Coumadin®), other heart medicines (such as Lanoxin®, Inderal®, Tenormin®, Cardizem®, or Procardia®), or a diuretic or "water pill" (such as hydrochlorothiazide).
  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while you are using this medicine.

AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have lung disease, liver disease, or thyroid disease.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine without asking your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you are taking amiodarone before you have any kind of surgery.
  • Talk with your doctor before use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • This medicine can make your skin very sensitive to sunlight. This may last for several months after you stop taking amiodarone. Use a sunscreen when outdoors. Avoid tanning beds or sunlamps.
  • After taking amiodarone for several months, your skin may look blue-gray in color, especially on areas exposed to sunlight.

AMIODARONE (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Cough, fever, or skin rash
  • Tremors or trouble walking
  • Tiredness or muscle weakness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Blurred vision or colored vision such as seeing a blue-green halo around things
  • Skin and eyes sensitive to sunlight
  • Nausea, vomiting, or constipation
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Metallic or salty taste in mouth
  • Decreased sexual ability or interest

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