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Amiodarone Injection

Amiodarone injection is used to treat life-threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias

Amiodarone Injection 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). It is used to treat or prevent ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. This medication is administered intravenously and is typically reserved for life-threatening situations12.

Here are some important points about Amiodarone Injection:

  • Uses:

    • Ventricular Arrhythmias: Amiodarone injection is used to treat life-threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias. It is used in patients who have already been treated with other medicines that did not work well.
    • Antiarrhythmic: It belongs to the group of medicines known as antiarrhythmics12.
  • Side Effects:

    • Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • Amiodarone takes a long time to completely clear from your body. You may continue to have side effects from amiodarone after you stop using it. It could take up to several months for the medicine to completely clear from your body.
    • Call your doctor at once if you have any of these side effects, even if they occur up to several months after you stop using amiodarone:
      • A new or a worsening irregular heartbeat pattern.
      • Fast, slow, or pounding heartbeats.
      • A light-headed feeling, like you might pass out.
      • Wheezing, cough, chest pain, trouble breathing, coughing up blood.
      • Shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain.
      • Blurred vision, vision loss, headache or pain behind your eyes, sometimes with vomiting.
      • Swelling, pain, redness, or irritation around your IV needle.
      • Weight loss, thinning hair, feeling too hot or too cold, increased sweating, irregular menstrual periods, swelling in your neck (goiter).
      • Pain in your upper stomach, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
      • Little or no urinating.
    • Common side effects of amiodarone may include:
      • Low fever.
      • Slight dizziness.
      • Mild nausea, vomiting1.
  • Warnings:

    • Amiodarone injection is for use only in life-threatening situations.
    • You should not receive this medicine if you are allergic to amiodarone or iodine, or if you have a serious heart condition such as “AV block” (unless you

Amiodarone Injection

  • Strengths

    50 mg/ml

  • Fill Volumes

    3 ml, 9 ml, 18 ml

  • Container

    Glass Ampoule, Glass Vial

  • Use

    Amiodarone injection is used to treat life-threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias

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