Cordarone Amiodarone Hydrochloride and/or alternatives
Cordarone is an oral medication with the generic name Amiodarone. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antiarrhythmics. Cordarone is available in the form of a tablet. It is available in Cordarone 200mg strength. The drug is a prescription medication, so you need to consult your doctor before you buy Cordarone online.
Indications & Dosage of Cordarone
Cordarone is indicated in the treatment of life-threatening heart problems such as ventricular arrhythmias. It is specifically prescribed when a patient does not respond well to, or cannot tolerate other drugs.
Amiodarone, the main active ingredient in the drug, slows down the nerve impulses in the heart and acts directly on heart tissues. This action of the drug helps normalize heart rhythm.
Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the dosage. The loading dose of Cordarone for the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias is in the range of 800 to 1,600 mg for first 3 weeks. Thereafter, you are required to take 600mg-800mg of Amiodarone for period of 1 month. The maintenance dose of Cordarone is 400mg.
Side Effects & Interactions of Cordarone
Like all other drugs, Cordarone may also cause mild to severe side effects in some patients. However, not all people who use this medication experience side effects. As a matter of fact, many people who use Cordarone do not complain about any side effects.
The less severe side effects of the drug include: decreased sexual interest, bitter taste in the mouth, loss of appetite, tiredness, general body discomfort, headache, dry eyes, dizziness, poor coordination, involuntary muscle movements, nausea, or constipation. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects become bothersome.
Some people may also experience severe side effects such as severe dizziness, slow heartbeat, wheezing, yellowing of the skin or eyes, persistent sore throat, shortness of breath, severe stomach pain, sluggishness, sweating, unexplained weight change, vision changes, tremors, or uncontrolled shaking. Stop using the medication and consult your doctor if you experience severe side effects after taking a dose of Cordarone.
Cordarone may potentially interact with other drugs you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with medicines such as Rifampin, anticoagulants, Calcium channel blockers, Cyclosporine, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors, Methotrexate, Lidocaine, Dextromethorphan, Hydantoins, narcotic pain relievers, levothyroxine, Cholestyramine, or St. John's wort.
Before you buy Cordarone, inform the doctor about every drug you are using, which includes prescription drugs, over the counter medications, and herbal supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Cordarone
You should not use Cordarone if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in it. It may not be the right drug for people with certain medical problems such as shock due to serious heart problems or abnormally slow heartbeat.
Before starting treatment, inform the doctor your medical history of heart problems, thyroid problems, liver problems, eye problems, low blood pressure, lung disease, sinoatrial heart block, or heart problems.
Cordarone is listed as a category D pregnancy drug. The drug may harm the fetus, so pregnant women and women planning to start a family should not buy Cordarone. The drug passes into breast milk, so nursing mothers should not use Cordarone without a doctor’s recommendation.
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