Amiodar 200 Tablet
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Amiodar 200 Tablet

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Introduction

Amiodar 200 Tablet is used to treat various types of serious irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) such as fibrillation and tachycardia. It is an anti-arrhythmic type of medicine and rapidly restores your heart to a steady and regular rhythm.

Amiodar 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, preferably at the same time each day, to avoid a missed dose. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate may be needed while taking this medicine. It is important that you keep taking it until your doctor decides it is safe to stop it. If you stop taking this medicine, you may get dangerous uneven heartbeats, which can be life-threatening.

The most common side effects of this medicine include pulmonary toxicity, paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia, congestive heart failure, and elevation of liver enzymes. This medicine can also cause problems with your liver, lungs, nerves, and thyroid gland. Ask your doctor what signs to look out for and report any symptoms you have. It takes a long time to clear from the body. You may continue to have side effects after you stop using it. Ask your doctor about ways to prevent or reduce them.

Before getting this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have low blood pressure, drink a lot of alcohol or have liver, heart, or thyroid problems. You should also inform your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking as many can seriously affect or be affected by this medicine. Some medicines like certain antibiotics and medicines for depression and mental illness should be avoided with this medicine.

Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor will carry out regular tests to check your liver and thyroid gland. You may also be advised other blood tests, x-rays, and eye tests both before and during treatment.

Uses of Amiodar Tablet

  • Arrhythmia

Benefits of Amiodar Tablet

In Arrhythmia

Amiodar 200 Tablet works by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart. This helps control the uneven beating of your heart and helps it to beat normally. This medicine thus prevents serious health problems that can sometimes be fatal and reduces your risk of death.

Side effects of Amiodar Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Amiodar

  • Lung damage
  • Tachycardia
  • Congestive cardiac failure
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Amiodar Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Amiodar 200 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Amiodar Tablet works

Amiodar 200 Tablet is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Amiodar 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Amiodar 200 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

UNSAFE
Amiodar 200 Tablet is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Amiodar 200 Tablet may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.

Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amiodar 200 Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Amiodar 200 Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Amiodar 200 Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Amiodar 200 Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Amiodar Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Amiodar 200 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.