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Amiodarone Hydrochloride

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6.6  Effectiveness
4.9  Side Effects
4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 2 Amiodarone Hydrochloride side effects and 1 Amiodarone Hydrochloride benefit.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is amiodarone hydrochloride and the brand name is Cordarone.

The active ingredient of this medication is amiodarone hydrochloride.

Amiodarone Hydrochloride is manufactured by Sanofi-Aventis.

This medication is used in the treatment of life-threatening recurrent ventricular arrhythmias; recurrent ventricular fibrillation; and recurrent hemodynamically unstable ventricular tachycardia.
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Amiodarone Hydrochloride, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
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Skin Complexion 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
Sleep 0% 20% 80% 0% 0%
Stress Level 20% 0% 80% 0% 0%
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User Comments about Amiodarone Hydrochloride
13 Sep 2013 Amiodarone is a terrible drug with at least 420 known interactions. The drug is cheap and effective and the doctors have an almost religious belief in the drug. When I took this drug my Osteoarthritis pain increased significantly---almost to he point of being debilitating. When I stopped taking Amiodarone there was, within a few days, a significant decrease in my arthritis pain.
   —Posted by Warren57
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03 May 2011 I was previously on Amiodarone a few years ago. My heart went back into sinus rhythm and the Cardiologist discontinued the drug because of his concern of long-term side-effects. Unfortunately after several months the atrial fibrillation reocurred and a new Cardiologist has perscribed the drug, mainly to control my fast heart rate. It does appear to have done this but only time will tell. Meanwhile I am to have a full blood count, liver and thyroid function tests on May 12, 2011. I am also on Warfarin, Frusemide and Candesartan Cilexetil although I have never suffered from Hypertension
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30 May 2010 from taking this medication my blood count has been staying within range and I like that
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15 Sep 2009 caused thyroid problems,extremely powerfull drug that didnt more harm than good
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