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Amiodarone Coupon - Amiodarone 200mg tablet

Generic Cordarone, Pacerone

AMIODARONE is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. Because of the side effects caused by this medicine, it is only used when other medicines have not worked. It is usually used for heartbeat problems that may be life threatening. Compare antiarrhythmics.
Amiodarone Coupon - Amiodarone 200mg tablet
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Amiodarone Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Your condition will be monitored closely when you first begin therapy. Often, this drug is first started in a hospital or other monitored health care setting. Once you are on maintenance therapy, visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Because your condition and use of this medicine carry some risk, it is a good idea to carry an identification card, necklace or bracelet with details of your condition, medications, and doctor or health care professional.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.

This medicine can make you more sensitive to the sun. Keep out of the sun. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen. Do not use sun lamps or tanning beds/booths.

You should have regular eye exams before and during treatment. Call your doctor if you have blurred vision, see halos, or your eyes become sensitive to light. Your eyes may get dry. It may be helpful to use a lubricating eye solution or artificial tears solution.

If you are going to have surgery or a procedure that requires contrast dyes, tell your doctor or health care professional that you are taking this medicine.

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Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

More common

Cough

dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting

fever (slight)

numbness or tingling in the fingers or toes

painful breathing

sensitivity of the skin to sunlight

shortness of breath

trembling or shaking of the hands

trouble with walking

unusual and uncontrolled movements of the body

weakness of the arms or legs

Less common

Blue-gray coloring of the skin on the face, neck, and arms

blurred vision or blue-green halos seen around objects

coldness

dry eyes

dry, puffy skin

fast or irregular heartbeat

nervousness

pain and swelling in the scrotum

sensitivity of the eyes to light

sensitivity to heat

slow heartbeat

sweating

swelling of the feet or lower legs

trouble with sleeping

unusual tiredness

weight gain or loss

Rare

Skin rash

yellow eyes or skin

Incidence not known

Abdominal or stomach pain

agitation

back, leg, or stomach pains

bleeding gums

blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin

bloating

blood in the urine

bloody, black, or tarry stools

blue lips, fingernails, or skin

blurred or double vision

chest pain

chills

clay-colored stools

coma

confusion

confusion as to time, place, or person

coughing or spitting up blood

cracks in the skin

dark urine

decreased urine output

depression

diarrhea

difficult or labored breathing

difficult urination

dry cough

eye pain

fast heartbeat

fatigue

general body swelling

high fever

holding false beliefs that cannot be change by fact

hostility

inability to have or keep an erection

indigestion

irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing

irritability

itching

joint or muscle pain

large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs

lethargy

loss in sexual ability, desire, drive, or performance

loss of heat from the body

lower back or side pain

mood or mental change

muscle cramps or spasms

muscle pain or stiffness

muscle twitching

no breathing

noisy breathing

nosebleeds

pain in the abdomen, groin, or scrotum

pain or burning with urination

pains in the stomach, side, or abdomen, possibly radiating to the back

pale skin

pinpoint red spots on the skin

rapid weight gain

rash

red skin lesions, often with a purple center

red, irritated eyes

red, swollen skin

scaly skin

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

seizures

severe headache

sneezing

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in mouth

stupor

swelling of the face, ankles, or hands

swelling of the scrotum

swollen or painful glands

tightness in the chest

troubled breathing

unpleasant breath odor

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual excitement, nervousness, or restlessness

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting of blood

wheezing

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Constipation

headache

loss of appetite

nausea and vomiting

Less common

Bitter or metallic taste

decrease in sexual interest

decreased sexual ability in males

dizziness

flushing of the face

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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