Amiodarone / Pacerone / Cordarone

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected. Symptoms of an amiodarone overdose include tiredness, dizziness, confusion, a slow heart rate, yellowing of the skin or eyes, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and worsening irregular heartbeats.

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How should I take amiodarone?

Take amiodarone exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you. Take each dose with a full glass of water. Amiodarone can be taken with or without food. However, it should always be taken the same way, either with or without food. Do not consume grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with amiodarone. Amiodarone can interact with grapefruit and grapefruit juice, and the interaction may have dangerous effects. You should discuss the use of grapefruit and grapefruit juice with your doctor. Do not skip doses or change the dosing schedule without talking to your doctor. Missed or delayed doses could be harmful. Your doctor may want you to have blood tests or other medical evaluations during treatment with amiodarone to monitor progress and side effects.

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What shall I do if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication. A double dose could be dangerous.

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