Cordaron - 100 mg (Cordarone)
US Brand Name Cordarone
Strength 100mg
Generic Name Amiodarone HCl
Manufacturer Torrent Pharma
Pharmaceutical Form Tablet/s

Cordaron-100 MG


It is a drug with a generic name Amiodarone HCl, primarily prescribed to treat an arrhythmic condition (a condition in which rhythm of heartbeats are affected). More often, this drug is called as antiarrhythmic drug.  This medication is used to maintain proper heart beat in patients who are suffering from dreadful heart rhythm disorders of the ventricles. Ventricles are the lower chamber of heart that is responsible to throw blood out of the heart. This medication is provided for the treatment of ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. It is also provided for several other treatments which are not enlisted here.



Important information about Amiodarone


Amiodarone is a powerful medication that causes severe side effects. Hence, the first few doses should be given under the medical supervision, preferably in a hospital setting. Always note that, Amiodarone is only given in a life threatening situations. You should not take Amiodarone, if you have a known allergy to it or iodine content. This medicine is not recommended if you have some heart complications like ‘AV block’ or a history of slow heartbeats.


This drug belongs to FDA pregnancy category D drug. It can be harmful during pregnancy and can be detrimental to an unborn baby. Let your doctor know if you are pregnant and don’t take the medicine without his/her permission. Always remember to take the best contraceptive methods while taking Amiodarone and consult your doctor if you are planning to become pregnant. While taking Amiodarone, your blood, liver function or thyroid function should be tested regularly. You may also be required to go for eye test and chest x rays. Don’t hesitate on any kind of tests.  You may see side effects even after the discontinuing the medicine and it can take several months for this drug to completely purge out from your body.  It may also deliver unusual thyroid test results.



Before taking Carvedilol


Before taking Amiodarone, take care of the above mentioned precautions. You should discuss all the conditions with your doctor and he/she may adjust Amiodarone dosage in case if you have certain conditions like asthma, lung disease, liver disease, problems in vision, high or low blood pressure; thyroid problems; imbalance of electrolytes like reduced levels of potassium or magnesium in your bloodstream; or if pacemaker or defibrillator is embedded in your chest.



Dosage information


The first few doses of Amiodarone should be given under the medical supervision where you will be monitored carefully for its potentially serious side effects. Later on, follow the doctor’s instruction carefully to take this medicine. You should not take larger dosage or take it for a longer period than prescribed. All medications comes with a patient leaflet, you should refer the medicine label to get more information about the drug. Swallow Amiodarone with a glass of water. You can take this medicine with or without having food but make sure that you should maintain the same routine all time. You may be required to examine for various tests while taking this medicine. If you have a scheduled surgery, tell your surgeon about this medication as you may be required to stop taking this medicine before surgery. Store the medicine in a cool or dry place.


Note: Amiodarone dosage depends on lots of factors like age, sex, drug allergies, or seriousness of the condition, your doctor may fix the dosage by examining you properly.  Strictly follow the dosage instruction prescribed by your doctor.




What if you miss a dose of Amiodarone


If you miss a dose of Amiodarone, take the dose as soon as you remember. Be aware to skip the dose if the next dose time is almost up. Taking multiple dose can lead to excess medicine in your body which might cause harmful conditions.    



What if you overdose- In case of overdose, get emergency medical help or call your doctor immediately. Overdose may result in light hearted feeling, fainting, reduce heart rate, or weakness.



Things and activities to avoid


Avoid grapefruits and the products which are made up of it because it may interact with this medicine and can cause serious effects. Amiodarone may impact on your thinking and concentration power. Take extra care and avoid doing such activities like driving which require high mental awareness. Amiodarone can increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight and UV radiations. Avoid unnecessary sunlight and artificial UV light exposure. Always remember to wear proper covering clothes and apply a good sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 while outdoors.



Side Effects


It may or may not cause allergic reactions. However, if you experience the symptoms like hives; breathing difficulty; swelling in face, mouth, lips, or throat; stop using the medication and get medical help immediately. Amiodarone is known to cause potentially serious side effects. Get medical care quickly if you witness these side effects  due to Amiodarone: deteriorating heartbeat rhythm; slow or fast pounding heartbeats; feeling like you might faint; wheezing; cough; pain in chest; breathing difficulty; bloody cough; vision problems like blurred sight, loss in vision, pain behind eyes, with vomiting on certain occasions; experiencing breath shortness even with little activity; rapid weight gain or loss; thinning hair; increased sweating; abnormal menstrual cycle; loss of appetite, dark urine; clay colored stools; or jaundice. Some less serious side effects are- fatigue; giddiness; nausea; vomiting; constipation; redness beneath the skin; or insomnia.



Interaction with other drugs


Many other drugs may interact with Amiodarone and affects the normal functioning of this medicine. Following is the partial or more prominent list of drugs which may interact with Amiodarone: clopidogrel; cimetidine; cyclosporine; diclofenac; loratadine; dextromethorphan; St. John's wort; blood thinner (warfarin); antidepressants; diuretic; insulin or oral diabetes medications; HIV-AIDS retroviral drugs like riotnavir etc; certain antibiotics like clarithromycin; ciprofloxacin; erythromycin or others; antifungal drugs like ketoconazole or itraconazole; cholesterol reducing drugs like cholestyramine, atorvastatin, simvastatin or others; heart of blood pressure drugs like diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil or others, seizure drugs like phenytoin, carbamazepine or others. Notify your doctor any of these medications listed above r any other drugs, OTC or herbal products which may interact with Amiodarone and worsen your conditions. Share your medical history with your doctor.


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