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Amiodarone : Interaction with Food, Herbs and Alcohol


Interaction of Amiodarone with Food, Herbs and Alcohol - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.

Amiodarone Interactions with Food and Herbs

Grapefruit Juice: Grapefruit juice inhibits the breakdown of amiodarone in the intestine. It is better to avoid grapefruit and its juice with amiodarone.
St.John's Wort: Generally St. John's wort is not recommended when you are on amiodarone. Before start this medication, ask your doctor about the safety of using these two together.
Tobacco: Use of tobacco while taking amiodarone may lead to interactions.

Amiodarone Interactions with Alcohol

Use of alcohol while taking amiodarone may lead to interactions.
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How to Take the Medication -

Amiodarone comes as a tablet which can be taken once or twice a day with food or on an empty stomach. Follow the instructions exactly as guided. Read the prescription label completely and follow the instructions accordingly. Don't exceed the recommended dose.
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