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Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S

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FORMULAAmiodarone 200 mg
COMPANYSanofi-aventis
TYPETablet
About

About

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is designed to save the lives of patients suffering from emergency (life-threatening) ailments such as cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat); which if left untreated may lead to heart failure and inadequate blood reaching the organs. Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S belongs to a group of drugs known as antiarrhythmic drugs that work by relaxing hyperactive cardiac muscles.

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is available in a tablet format that is to be ingested by patients two-three times a day at the beginning of their treatment. This dosage might be altered after a few weeks depending on the patient’s symptoms. Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is not prescribed to individuals aged 18 years and below nor is it prescribed to pregnant and/or lactating women. Patients ought to discuss this with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms.

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S might show mild side effects such as fatigue, blurred vision, skin rash, and headache which resolve on their own in a few days' time. During the course of the treatment, the physician may ask patients to get their ECGs, liver function tests as well as thyroid levels tested periodically. Drugs such as Diuretics, Laxatives, and anti-anxiety medications are said to negatively interact with Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S therefore it is imperative that patients inform their physician of any and all drugs they may be ingesting before commencing treatment with Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S.

Indications

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S can be used to treat:

  • Atrial arrhythmias 
  • Ventricular arrhythmias 
  • Ventricular tachycardia 
  • Wolff-Parkinson White syndrome 

How Does Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S Work

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S works by altering the electrical stimulation of the heart muscles; thereby ensuring that the muscles pump blood at the right time and at the correct speed.

How To Use Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is available in tablet format and is meant to be ingested whole without crushing or breaking the tablet in two; with plenty of water to ease the passage of Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S into the patient’s throat. Dosage may be different for each individual depending upon each patient's severity of illness. Patients ought to discuss this with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from symptoms.

It is advised that Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is taken at the same time each day, an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S at the proper time each day. If a patient misses a dose of Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S, they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then it’s beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule, doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

2-3 tablets are prescribed to patients aged 18 years and above. The dosage may be altered by the physician during the course of the treatment.

Child Dosage

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is not prescribed to patients aged 18 years and below.

Elderly Dosage 

For patients over the age of 75 years, the drug’s dosage may be lower than usual. If after a few weeks the patient’s symptoms do not decrease the physician may increase the patient’s dosage.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is deemed unsafe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women. If you are undergoing treatment with Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately, the doctor will ask you to stop using Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergic reaction to Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe Heart disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe Thyroid disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe Skin disease/impairment 
  • Moderate to severe Lung disease/impairment 
  • Difficulty in vision or any other eye disease 
  • Pregnant or lactating women 
  • Steven Johnson’s syndrome 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Elderly patients 
  • Mild to moderate Heart disease/impairment 
  • Fever 
  • Alcohol abuse 
  • Mild to moderate Thyroid disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate Lung disease/impairment 
  • Body aches 
  • Patient is due to get surgery 
  • Skin rash 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Sotalol
  • Quinidine 
  • Procainamide 
  • Bretylium 
  • Disopyramide 
  • Antibiotics (such as Erythromycin, Co-trimazole and etc)
  • Chlorpromazine 
  • Thioridazine 
  • Pimozide
  • Lithium 
  • Amitriptyline 
  • Antimalarial drugs (eg; Quinine, Chloroquine, etc)
  • Antihistamines 
  • Sofosbuvir
  • Daclatasvir
  • Simeprevir 
  • Diuretics 
  • Beta-blockers (eg; Propranolol)
  • Calcium channel blockers (eg; Diltiazem)
  • Laxatives 
  • Simvastatin 
  • Atorvastatin 
  • General anesthesia 
  • Amphotericin 
  • Corticosteroids 
  • Levofloxacin 
  • Tacrolimus 
  • Sildenafil 
  • Vardenafil 
  • Fentanyl 
  • Ergotamine 
  • Anti-anxiety pills 
  • Clarithromycin 
  • Anti-gout medications 
  • Blood thinners (eg; Warfarin)
  • Lidocaine (local anesthetic)
  • Digitalis 
  • Grapefruit juice 
  • Alcohol 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines, Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, constipation, vomiting)
  • Fatigue 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Skin rash 
  • Headache 
  • Decreased libido 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Numbing of hands and feet 
  • Breathlessness 
  • Yellowing of the skin 
  • Feeling either hot or cold 
  • Weight gain or weight loss 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.
  • Blurred vision - This side effect tends to go away on its own if a few days; patients are advised to not operate heavy machinery or drive any motorized vehicles in the meantime. If blurred vision persists, please contact your doctor.
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Skin Rash- can be eased by applying soothing and healing lotions or creams such as calamine lotion/cream. Apply a cold compress to the rash helps reduce itchiness and redness caused by the rash. An antihistamine (prescribed by a doctor) is also recommended as an effective way to combat any skin rash.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.

FAQ'S

#1. Why Must I Protect My Skin From The Sun While Taking Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

Treatment with Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S may lead to the skin becoming sensitive to sun damage and it is therefore recommended for patients to wear sunscreen at all times, along with hats and gloves whenever possible to protect themselves from sun damage.

#2. Does Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S Cause Addiction?

No. This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#3. Is It Safe To Have Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S Before Undergoing Any Surgical Procedure?

If the surgical procedure involves general anesthesia, the surgeon may ask the patient to stop their intake of the drug for 24 hours as Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is said to negatively react with general anesthesia.

#4. Can I Drive After Taking This Medication?

This medication is known to cause blurred vision hence if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

#5. What If I Miss A Dose Of Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#6. How Is Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S Supposed To Be Taken?

 Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is available in tablet format and is meant to be ingested whole without crushing or breaking the tablet in two; with plenty of water to ease the passage of Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S into the patient’s throat.

#7.  How Does Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S Work?

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S works by altering the electrical stimulation of the heart muscles; thereby ensuring that the muscles pump blood at the right time and at the correct speed.

#8. Will Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Sexual Activity?

Yes. Unfortunately, research has concluded that Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S leads to a decrease in sex drive in patients while they’re undergoing treatment. These effects are reversible and a return to normal libido is seen once the treatment has stopped and Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is streamed out of a patient’s bloodstream.

#9. How To Store Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tend to ruin certain drugs.

#10. Will Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S Affect My Fertility?

No, there isn't sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in fertility.

#11. What Are Common Side Effects Caused By Cordarone 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, constipation, vomiting)
  • Fatigue 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Skin rash 
  • Headache 
  • Decreased libido 

 

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