|Generic Name||Amiodarone HCl|
|Manufacturer||Micro Lab, India|
|Pack Size||Qty||Price Per Pill or Unit||Price||Cart|
|30 Tablet/s||US$ 0.47||US$ 14.00|
|60 Tablet/s||US$ 0.38||US$ 23.0018%US$ 28.00|
|90 Tablet/s||US$ 0.33||US$ 30.0029%US$ 42.00|
Amiodar drug is used in the treatment of arrhythmias. Arrhythmia is a condition when the heartbeat is irregular. Our heart beats in a below-mentioned manner:
— Tachycardia is a condition in which the heartbeat is too fast
— Bradycardia is a condition in which the heartbeat is too slow
— Fibrillation is a condition which makes heart rhythm either irregular or often very rapid
Amiodarone is a potent class III-anti-arrhythmic drug that affects the heart's rhythm. This drug was discovered in 1961. Amiodar corrects the heart's rhythm and facilitates apt beating. It is one of the most recommended drugs given to Arrhythmia patients. This drug is given in life-threatening or serious conditions.
Amiodarone belongs to the class of anti-arrhythmic drugs and shows the complex blend of the heart's electrical activity. It exhibits various electrical effects such as:
— Prolongs the action potential, i.e. lengthens the heart's muscle cells
— Lingers on the contraction or the repolarization phase of the heart
— It decreases the speed of electrical conduction
— It reduces the intensity of the normal generation of electrical impulses in the heart
— It reduces the conduction through accessory pathways responsible for arrhythmias
Mention all the medicine you may be taking to your doctor, including prescription and non-prescription. This way, the doctor can give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Amiodarone.
Inform your doctor if:
— If you experience any allergic reaction
— Avoid drinking alcohol as it increases the side effects of Amiodarone
— Avoid the intake of salt or potassium substitutes while taking this medicine.
— This drug causes a bit of dizziness, so be careful while sitting or lying somewhere
— This drug can cause blue or grey marks on your skin when exposed to the sun
Do not take medicine if you have an allergy to Amiodarone or any other ingredient present in the medicine or if you are pregnant/breastfeeding woman. Your doctor should know if you have/had health issues such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, kidney or liver issues, or electrolyte imbalance.
All medicines have side effects; sometimes, they are serious, but most of the time, they are not. Some common side effects are listed below:
— Decreased libido
— Changes in taste receptors
— Loss of appetite
— Thinning of hair
— Excessive sweating
— Dry eyes
Some serious side effects associated with this combination are as follows:
— Skin rashes
— Swelling in the neck
— Poor motor coordination
— Muscle pain and weakness
— Uncontrolled shaking of a part of the body
— Swelling hands, feet and legs
— Rapid weight gain
Always take the dose as prescribed by the physician. It is very important to consume medicine timely. Various factors are observed before prescribing a disease. The doctor is the one who will prescribe the best suitable dose for you. The initial recommended dosage starts from 100 mg and can be increased or decreased depending upon the patient's severity of the condition.
You must swallow the whole tablet with one glass full of water. Do not crush or chew it. It is best to take it at the same time daily because it shows the best results and helps to remember when to take the drug.
It is important to take the drug as instructed by your doctor. Abrupt discontinuation of medicine can cause adverse reactions. So, before stopping the drug intake, always check with him.
You may need urgent medical attention if you encounter the below-listed symptoms:
— Extreme dizziness