Cordarone, with the generic name Amiodarone, is an anti-arrhythmic medication that affects the rhythm of heartbeats. Amiodarone is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with life-threatening heart rhythm disorders of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow out of the heart). Amiodarone is used to treat ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.
How to consume
You will receive your first few doses of amiodarone in a hospital setting where your heart can be monitored in case the medication causes serious side effects. When you buy Cordarone online, take it exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Take this medicine with a full glass of water, you may take amiodarone with or without food but take it the same way every time.
In the condition where you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose and incase of an overdose, contact your doctor and seek medical attention, as overdose can prove to be extremely harmful at times to your health.
Encounter with other drugs
Many drugs can encounter with amiodarone. Below is the list. Tell your doctor if you are using: Diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac), resulting in an excessively slow heart rate or a block in the conduction of the electrical impulse through the heart; Amiodarone increases the blood levels of digoxin (Lanoxin) when the two drugs are given together. It is recommended that the dose of digoxin be cut by 50% when amiodarone therapy is started; Flecainide (Tambocor) blood concentrations increase by more than 50% with amiodarone; Beta-blockers such as atenolol (Tenormin), propranolol (Inderal), metoprolol; Certain calcium channel blockers, such as verapamil (Calan, Isoptin, Verelan); Procainamide (Procan-SR, Pronestyl) and quinidine (Quinidex, Quinaglute) concentrations increase by 30%-50% during the first week of amiodarone therapy. Additive electrical effects occurs with these combinations, and worsening arrhythmias may occur as a result. Some experts recommend that the doses of these other drugs be reduced when amiodarone is started.
Besides these drugs, there could be other drugs too, which can clash with Cordarone, and cause some fatal effect to your health, always follow the guidelines and ask your doctor for the list of drugs which can conflict with Cordarone.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: blurred vision, vision loss, headache or pain behind your eyes, sometimes with vomiting; feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion, swelling, rapid weight gain; weight loss, thinning hair, feeling too hot or too cold, increased sweating, irregular menstrual periods, swelling in your neck (goiter); numbness, burning, pain, or tingling in your hands or feet; or a new or a worsening irregular heartbeat pattern; fast, slow, or pounding heartbeats; feeling like you might pass out; wheezing, cough, chest pain, trouble breathing, coughing up blood; nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes). This list may be incomplete, and you might experience another side effect too if the prescription is not followed, to avoid any side effect, always follow the guidelines, incase of any side effect, call your doctor immediately and seek medical help.
Store it well
After you buy Cordarone, store it at a room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep it out of the reach of the children.
Disclaimer: the above information provided is for your own reference. If you need to start the medicine under any circumstance(s) please consult your health care facilitator for a detailed plan to follow up.