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Amiodarons is a prescription medicament that affects a heartbeats rhythm. It is defined as an antiarrhythmic medicament and is commonly administered to patients suffering from heart rhythm disorders which can be life threatening when left unchecked. Brand names commonly attributed to Amiodarons include Pacerone, Cordarone, and Cordarone I.V.

Amiodarons is used to treat ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, rhythm disorders of the ventricle found in the lower portion of the heart in charge of moving blood out of the organ. This medicament was discovered in 1961 but was only cleared for use in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985.

Amiodarons is only used in life-threatening situations due to its fatal side effects and severe allergic reactions. Patients who are allergic to iodine or Amiodarons should not take this medicament. People who suffer from heart conditions should consult a doctor or physician before taking this medicament. It is mainly used for patients who are suffering from serious arrhythmias of the heart; which includes atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation.

A patient must undergo an extensive physical and medical examination by a doctor prior to taking Amiodarons. Dosage depends on certain factors and requires that you tell your doctor about the current condition of your body to avoid fatal side effects.

Amiodarons is administered in the hospital where your condition is carefully monitored to detect side effects that could be fatal when left unchecked. Avoid self-medicament. This medicament should be taken with a full glass of water to properly dilute.

A person taking Amiodarons should consult or seek the help of a medical expert in the event any of the following allergic reactions occur: breathing problems, skin edema of the face, lips, throat, or tongue and hives.

Common side effects attributed to Amiodarons include fast and slow pounding heartbeats, irregular heartbeat pattern, dizziness and fainting, chest pains, flu-like symptoms, blurring of vision, short breathing, weight-loss, sudden body temperature change, increased sweating, numbness, burning sensation, nausea and vomiting, stomach pain, pyrexia, clay-colored stools, and jaundice.

The above-mentioned symptoms might occur during the treatment or a few months after taking the medicament. It is very important to consult a doctor or physician if these appear to avoid fatal or life-threatening conditions.

Amiodarons is said to react to other medicaments containing cytochrome P450 isozyme, which include cyclosporine, flecainide, quinidine, simvastatin, warafin, and other medicaments under the same family. The dosage of these medicaments should be halved to avoid complications.

Patients suffering from lung disorder (asthma), vision problems, thyroid disorder, liver illness, blood pressure problems, electrolyte imbalance, or heart attachments may require dosage adjustment as advised by your medical expert.

This medicament is in Category D Pregnancy. Women who are pregnant are advised not to take Amiodarons since it might harm the fetus. Inform your doctor of any change in your condition or if you become pregnant during treatment to avoid problems. Lactating mothers are advised to avoid breastfeeding since Amiodarons can be easily passed into breast milk and cause further risk to the baby.

Amiodarons has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of amiodarons


• Molecular formula of amiodarons is C25H29I2NO3
• Chemical IUPAC Name is (2-butylbenzofuran-3-yl)-[4-(2-diethylaminoethoxy)-3,5-diiodo-phenyl]-methanone
• Molecular weight is 645.312 g/mol
Amiodarons available : 200mg tablets

Generic name: Amiodarone

Brand name(s): Amiodarona, Amjodaronum, Cordarone, Labaz, Pacerone

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