Amjodaronum review

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

Amjodaronum 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 medication was discovered in 1961 but was only cleared for use in the United States by the FDA in 1985.

Amjodaronum is only used in life-threatening situations due to its fatal side effects and severe allergic reactions. Patients who are allergic to iodine or Amjodaronum should not take this medication. People who suffer from heart conditions should consult a doctor or physician before taking this medication. 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 Amjodaronum. Dosage depends on certain factors and requires that you tell your doctor about the current condition of your body to avoid fatal side effects.

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

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

Common side effects attributed to Amjodaronum 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, vomiting, stomach pain, fever, clay-colored stools, and jaundice. The above-mentioned symptoms might occur during the treatment or a few months after taking the medication. It is very important to consult a doctor if any of these conditions appear to avoid fatal or life-threatening conditions.

Amjodaronum reacts to other medications containing cytochrome P450 isozyme. These include cyclosporine, flecainide, quinidine, simvastatin, warafin, and other medications under the same family. The dosage of these medications should be halved to avoid complications. If you are taking any of these medications, make certain your doctor is aware.

Patients suffering from lung disorder (asthma), vision problems, thyroid disorder, liver disease, blood pressure problems, electrolyte imbalance, or heart attachments may require a dosage adjustment. Consult your doctor and make certain they are aware of your medical history.

This medication is in Category D Pregnancy. Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant are advised not to take Amjodaronum since it might harm the fetus. Inform your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment to avoid problems. Lactating mothers are advised to avoid breastfeeding since Amjodaronum can be easily passed into breast milk and cause harm to the nursing baby.

Amjodaronum has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of amjodaronum

• Molecular formula of amjodaronum 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
Amjodaronum available : 200mg tablets

Generic name: Amiodarone

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

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