Manufacturer: Sanofi Aventis
Trade name: Cordarone
Strength: 100 mg
Active ingredient: Amiodarone
Category: Anti arrhythmic drug
Pregnancy category: Amiodarone belongs to Australia therapeutic goods administration (TGA) pregnancy category: C And US FDA pregnancy category D.
Uses: Cordarone 100 mg tablet is used to treat irregular heart beat. It corrects the rhythm in ventricles such as ventricular fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia.
How to use: Take Cordarone 100 mg tablet orally once or twice daily with or without food. Your doctor start with higher dose and gradually decrease the dose. Do not stop taking this medication with out consulting your doctor.
Side Effects: Nausea and vomiting, constipation, fatigue, loss of appetite, dizziness, tiredness, shaking, unsteady gait
Dosage: The dose is depend on the response to the treatment. Start with a dose of 800 mg to 1600 mg a day for first three weeks then reduce to 600 to 800 mg a day for one month. Maintenance dose is 400 mg a day.
Written by: : www.healthplus24.com team
Date last updated: March 26th, 2016
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