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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 (AMD; 2-butyl-3-[3',5'-diiodo-4'[alpha]-diethylaminoethoxybenzoyl]-benzofuran) is an iodinated amphiphilic and a class III anti-arrhythmic drug and has been widely used for treatment supraventricular and ventricular tachyarrhythmias and atrial fibrillation (Waldhauser et al.
for one, two, three, and four weeks resulted in a significant decrease in body weight (Figure 1), indicating that the animals had reacted adversely to the amiodarone treatment.
Trial testimony indicated the medication overdose happened after Cho misinterpreted figures on a hospital computer screen and retrieved three 900-milligram bottles of amiodarone from the hospital's automatic dispensing machine, apparently believing that each of the bottles contained just 50 milligrams of the drug, Corson said.
This study found that overall mortality was eight percent in the ablation group, but 18 percent in the amiodarone group," Dr.
There have been nine postmarketing reports of symptomatic bradycardia in patients who were taking amiodarone with Harvoni; amiodarone with Sovaldi plus another hepatitis C antiviral drug, simeprevir (Olysio); or amiodarone with an investigational hepatitis C antiviral drug, daclatasvir.
His Creatinine kinase level at the end of three months treatment with Amiodarone was (114IU/L).
Amiodarone pulmonary toxicity should be taken into consideration, especially in elderly patients with pulmonary symptoms and changes even if low dose of the drug is administred for years [4].
Methods: Eighty-two such patients were selected and divided into a treatment group and a control group by the random number method (n=41), which were administered with low-dose amiodarone plus Betaloc and individual Betaloc respectively.
However, the patient continued to have repeat episodes of TdP, even after the electrolytes were replaced and resolved completely when amiodarone was stopped and lidocaine infusion was started following a bolus administration.
Group I, n =40 (Amiodarone group) was given single intravenous dose of amiodarone (5 mg/kg in 100 ml of saline over 30 min) before sternotomy incision.