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Amiodarone

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Amiodarone uses


An antianginal and antiarrhythmic drug. It increases the duration of ventricular and atrial muscle action by inhibiting Na,K-activated myocardial adenosine triphosphatase. There is a resulting decrease in heart rate and in vascular resistance.

Indication: Intravenously, for initiation of treatment and prophylaxis of frequently recurring ventricular fibrillation and hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia in patients refractory to other therapy. Orally, for the treatment of life-threatening recurrent ventricular arrhythmias such as recurrent ventricular fibrillation and recurrent hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia.

Amiodarone belongs to a class of drugs called Vaughan-Williams Class III antiarrhythmic agents. It is used in the treatment of a wide range of cardiac tachyarhthmias, including both ventricular and supraventricular (atrial) arrhythmias. After intravenous administration in man, Amiodarone relaxes vascular smooth muscle, reduces peripheral vascular resistance (afterload), and slightly increases cardiac index. Amiodarone prolongs phase 3 of the cardiac action potential. It has numerous other effects however, including actions that are similar to those of antiarrhythmic classes Ia, II, and IV. Amiodarone shows beta blocker-like and calcium channel blocker-like actions on the SA and AV nodes, increases the refractory period via sodium- and potassium-channel effects, and slows intra-cardiac conduction of the cardiac action potential, via sodium-channel effects.

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Amiodarone pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Amiodarone available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Price
Amiodarone 150 mg/3 ml vial0.83 USD
Amiodarone 450 mg/9 ml vial0.57 USD
Amiodarone 900 mg/18 ml vial0.59 USD
Amiodarone hcl 200 mg tablet3.37 USD
Amiodarone hcl 400 mg tablet6.32 USD
Amiodarone hcl powder38.98 USD
Apo-Amiodarone 200 mg Tablet1.3 USD
Cordarone 200 mg tablet2.32 USD
Injectable; Injection; Amiodarone Hydrochloride 50 mg / ml
Mylan-Amiodarone 200 mg Tablet1.3 USD
Novo-Amiodarone 200 mg Tablet1.3 USD
Pacerone 100 mg tablet7.58 USD
Pacerone 200 mg tablet3.53 USD
Pacerone 400 mg tablet7.43 USD
Pms-Amiodarone 100 mg Tablet0.72 USD
Pms-Amiodarone 200 mg Tablet1.3 USD
Ratio-Amiodarone 200 mg Tablet1.3 USD
Sandoz Amiodarone 200 mg Tablet1.3 USD
Tablets; Oral; Amiodarone Hydrochloride 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200 mg
Tablets; Oral; Amiodarone Hydrochloride 300 mg
Tablets; Oral; Amiodarone Hydrochloride 400 mg

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Amiodarone destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Amiodarone Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Amiodarone pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE INJECTION, SOLUTION [HOSPIRA, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "amiodarone". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "amiodarone". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0111... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Amiodarone?

Depending on the reaction of the Amiodarone after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Amiodarone not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Amiodarone addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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Review

sDrugs.com conducted a study on Amiodarone, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Amiodarone consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

Visitor reports

Two visitors reported frequency of use

How often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Amiodarone drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sDrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Amiodarone is mentioned below.
Visitors%
Once in a day1
50.0%
Twice in a day1
50.0%

Two visitors reported doses

What is the dose of Amiodarone drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sDrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 101-200mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Visitors%
101-200mg1
50.0%
51-100mg1
50.0%

Two visitors reported age

Visitors%
> 602
100.0%

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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology

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