amiodarone


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amiodarone

 [ah-me´o-dah-rōn″]
a potassium channel blocking agent used orally or by intravenous infusion as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.

amiodarone

/ami·o·da·rone/ (ah-me´o-dah-rōn″) a potassium channel blocking agent used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias.

amiodarone

(ə-mē′ō-də-rōn′, -rən)
n.
A vasodilator drug, C25H29I2NO3, used in its hydrochloride form to control ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias and to manage angina pectoris.

amiodarone

Cordorone® Cardiology A class III agent that prolongs the duration of the action potential; amiodarone is used to treat refractory ventricular and supraventricular tachycardia, A Fib, conduction block Adverse effects Pulmonary fibrosis, which occurs in ±6% of Pts taking the drug, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, deposits in cornea—causing photosensitivity and/or skin-blue/gray skin pigmentation, leukocytoclastic vasculitis, hepatitis, ↑ digitoxin levels, neurotoxicity, GI toxicity

amiodarone

A drug used to treat heart rhythm irregularities such as paroxysmal ATRIAL FIBRILLATION. There are numerous side effects. A brand name is Cordarone X.

amiodarone

drug used to maintain normal heart rhythm after reversion of atrial fibrillation; side-effects include altered thyroid function, vision impairment (especially during night driving) and skin photosensitivity

amiodarone

a drug that lengthens action potential duration and acts as a coronary vasodilator. Used in the treatment of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias.
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Amiodarone is widely used as an antiarrhythmic agent.
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The AVRO study, titled "A Phase III Prospective, Randomized, Double-Blind, Active-Controlled, Multi-Center, Superiority Study of Vernakalant Injection Versus Amiodarone in Subjects With Recent Onset Atrial Fibrillation", enrolled a total of 254 patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation of 3 to 48 hours duration.
The amiodarone was changed to 400 mg via nasogastric tube every 8 hours.
In the United States, amiodarone is approved by the Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of life-threatening ventricular dysrhythmias.
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He had a 5-year history of ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy and ventricular tachycardia treated by implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and oral amiodarone 400 mg/day.
She was cardioverted with intravenous amiodarone, a total of 1200 mg given over 24 hours.
Should the drug eventually get pulled from the market, amiodarone might be an effective alternative.
Similarly, the department is short of life-saving drugs like Amiodarone due to which patients have to face problems as they have to purchase it from the private market.