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(also known as Pacerone, Cordarone)
Amiodarone belongs to a class of drugs called Vaughan-Williams Class III antiarrhythmic agent. It is used in the treatment of a wide range of cardiac tachyarhthmias, including both ventricular and supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmias. more at Wikipedia

Treatment Success Rate

Top 5 Communities
Condition Members Success
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)
89
78%
Arrhythmias
39
74%
Heart Failure
7
100%
Angina
1
100%
Bipolar Disorder
1
100%
Overall, 79% (140 Members) find Amiodarone helpful
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Amiodarone Reviews

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Only had one dose while in the hospital....stopped when I read side effects.
one month on it with my first attack in March - made me sick and tripled my TSH level - hated it.
Working / Worked
Has worked for 2 years must not as much recently
Messed up my lungs and thyroid
Working / Worked
Since 2004 with a 1-year break. Caused thyroid disease but that may have been underlying anyway, lots of family members have Hashimoto's. Controls my other arrythmias, and have only had an occasional bout of persistent a-fib or flutter since starting (only twice including right now).
Yes
Working / Worked
Worked but was damaging my lungs so was taken off it.
Has only been on it a week. Waiting to see what happens. He is also on warfarin for his PE.
I'm off this now
Working / Worked
I was on this med for 1 year and then they took me off due to my eyes and everything else that could happen. This med worked well after my ablation
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Discussions

  1. Discussion: Pacerone (amiodarone)?
    I am on Amiodarone right now as a post surgery . My Dr. started me 800mgs and will weaned me down to 0 after 6 weeks post surgery. But Churndash is co... [More]
  2. Discussion: Pacerone (amiodarone)?
    I hope it works for me as I just started on Amiodarone prior to a cardioversion attempt in a few weeks.I am so very tired of all these heart problems.... [More]
  3. Discussion: Pacerone (amiodarone)?
    Partner just put on amiodarone. Alternative was four days in the hospital to try a different drug. The side effects of both scare me to death! [More]
  4. Discussion: Pacerone (amiodarone)?
    "One of my husband's patients takes Pacerone..." Your husband is an EP? petey [More]
  5. Discussion: Pacerone (amiodarone)?
    One of my husband's patients takes Pacerone and has not had an afib episode in three years. Mike would like me to talk to this guy's doctor about get... [More]