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  • n. A particular medicine used against arrhythmia.

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  • n. an antiarrhythmic drug (trade name Cordarone) that has potentially fatal side effects and is used to control serious heart rhythm problems only when safer agents have been ineffective

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Examples

  • Multaq is designed to reduce hospitalization for certain rapid heartbeats, in competition with a decades-old drug called amiodarone.

    FDA Reviews Heart-Rhythm Drug

  • A common treatment for atrial fibrillation includes an older, generic drug called amiodarone, but it is associated with side effects such as damage to the lung and liver, and muscle weakness.

    Sanofi to Resubmit Heart Drug

  • Excessive use of iodine-containing drugs, for example cough medicines or amiodarone, which is used for the treatment of heart problems

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  • At 19, I was put on a new drug called amiodarone, which stopped the attacks and didn't make me moody.

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  • § Medications that treat abnormal heart rhythms, such as amiodarone

    Augusta Free Press

  • High doses of statins have been known to cause muscle damage for some time, and the risk of muscle pain and rhabdomyolysis is increased considerably when simvastatin in particular is taken with some other drugs such as amiodarone (Cordarone and generic), cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune and generic), danazol (Danocrine and generic), gemfibrozil (Lopid and generic), verapamil (Calan, Covera and generic) and diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor and generic)—which the FDA reminded consumers and doctors again as well.

    Muscle pain from taking Zocor or another statin? Check your dose

  • White suggested another dose of amiodarone, 150 milligrams more than is recommended for a second dose.

    Dozens of people perform CPR to save heart attack victim

  • Ultimately, they agreed to try a calculated overdose of a heart drug, amiodarone.

    Dozens of people perform CPR to save heart attack victim

  • Goodman and Svoboda began administering drugs: epinephrine, lidocaine, atropine and amiodarone, which they hoped would restore Snitzer's normal heart rhythm.

    Dozens of people perform CPR to save heart attack victim

  • The agency also recommended lower dose limits for simvastatin when combined with various drugs including some antibiotics, some HIV drugs and certain other heart medicine such as amiodarone, used to treat an irregular heart beat.

    FDA Urges Limits on Dosages of Zocor

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