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Side effect(s) of Amiodarone

Read the side effects of Amiodarone as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Heart- Abnormal heart rhythm, heart failure, heart attack, low blood pressure, sinus arrest.

Central Nervous System- Abnormal gait/ lack of coordination, dizziness, fatigue, uneasiness, tingling, tremor/abnormal involuntary movement, headache, sleep disturbances, confusion, delirium, disorientation, pseudotumor cerebri( increased pressure inside the skull).

Skin- Sensitivity to sunlight, flushing, redness, severe allergic reactions, itching, blue-gray discoloration, skin cancer.

Eye and ENT- Visual disturbances, abnormal smell sensation, ringing in the ears, may lead to blindness.

Gastrointestinal- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal pain, abnormal salivation, abnormal taste, inflammation of pancreas.

Genitourinary- Acute kidney failure, inflammation of testis, impotence, decreased sexual activities.

Blood- Blood clot abnormalities, anemia, and decrease in blood cells.

Liver- Abnormal liver function tests, liver disorders, jaundice.

Local- Swelling, redness, necrosis, pain, inflammation , blood clot.

Musculoskeletal- Muscle weakness, muscle pain, muscle damage.

Respiratory- Cough, difficulty in breathing, lung infiltrates, wheezing, lung inflammation, fibrosis.

Miscellaneous- It may cause severe allergic reactions, leg swelling , fever and increased secretion of antidiuretic hormone. It interferes with thyroid function and may increase or decrease thyroid hormone levels.

Other Precautions : * Avoid excessive sunlight exposure due to increased risk of photosensitivity

Drug Name : Amiodarone

Amiodarone(Cordarone and Pacerone) generic is used to treat life-threatening irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and to maintain a normal heart rate in patients who have not responded to other medications. It is an antiarrhythmic drug.
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