Pacerone / Cordarone / Amiodarone Hydrochloride

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:50 by admin
Amiodarone Hydrochloride is an antiarrhythmic drug indicated for the prevention of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia when the disorders have not responded to other available antiarrhythmics. The drug is sold by Upsher-Smith Laboratories as Pacerone and by Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories as Cordarone. Side effects include, but may not be limited to, excessive tiredness, tremor and involuntary movements, upset stomach, vomiting, loss of appetite and skin sensitivity. Amiodarone Hydrochloride has been linked to lung, liver and eye damage. In some cases, patients' heart rhythms worsened.

Because Pacerone and Cordarone have been linked to serious adverse reactions, only authorized physicians experienced in the treatment of heart arrhythmia should administer the drugs. Serious reactions to Amiodarone Hydrochloride include: pulmonary toxicity, sometimes fatal, abnormal liver function tests, hypothyroidism and optic neuropathy leading to blindness in some cases. Because of these potentially dangerous side effects, users are often forced to reduce their dosage or discontinue treatment of the drug.

If you have experienced an adverse reaction after using Pacerone or Cordarone, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Heart Failure Drugs: Overview
  2. Eye Disorders
  3. Fatigue: Overview
  4. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  5. Liver & Gallbladder Disorders
  6. Lung & Airway Disorders
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