CORDARONE contains Amiodarone which belongs to a group of medicine called anti-arrhythmics. It is used to treat uneven heartbeats, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, other types of fast or uneven heartbeats such as atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation. Arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat where the heart beats too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. Tachycardia is a condition where a heart beats too fast and bradycardia is a condition where a heart beats too slow.
It works by regulating the heartbeat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart. The most common side effects are blurred vision, generally moderate slow heart rate, decrease in blood pressure, local injection site reaction including swelling, pain, redness, infection, and pigmentation changes (blue or grey marks on parts of your skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face).
CORDARONE will be given as an infusion into your vein by a doctor or nurse. Your doctor will decide the dose and frequency depending on your condition. This medicine is strictly not recommended for use in neonates, infants and children up to 3 years old. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.
USES OF CORDARONE:
Treat uneven heartbeats
HOW CORDARONE WORKS:
CORDARONE works by regulating the heartbeat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
CORDARONE will be administered by a doctor or nurse. It will be given as an infusion into your vein. Your doctor will decide the dose and frequency depending on your condition.
SIDE EFFECTS OF CORDARONE INJECTION 3ML:
Severe allergic reaction including sudden itchy rash (hives), swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, face, lips, mouth, or throat t (which may cause difficulty in swallowing or breathing), faint, in?flammation of blood vessels
Itchy, red rash (eczema)
Generally moderate slow heart rate
Decrease in blood pressure
Local injection site reaction including swelling, pain, redness, infection, and pigmentation changes (blue or grey marks on parts of your skin exposed to sunlight, especially the face)
Feeling extremely restless or agitated, weight loss, increased sweating and being unable to stand the heat(hyper-thyroidism)
Feeling extremely tired, weak, or run-down, weight gain, being unable to stand the cold, constipation, and aching muscles(hypo-thyroidism)
Trembling when you move your arms or legs
HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS:
Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.
WARNING & PRECAUTION:
CORDARONE is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
CORDARONE is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
DRIVING AND USING MACHINES
Your doctor will tell you how long to wait before driving a car or using machine after you are given this medicine.
Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with CORDARONE.
CORDARONE should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
CORDARONE should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.
Do not take CORDARONE if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Amiodarone or any other ingredients in this medicine.
CORDARONE is not recommended in patients with active lung diseases (severe breathing problems). Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
CORDARONE is not recommended in patients with active heart diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,
Serious blood circulation problems
Very low blood pressure
An elderly person (> 60 years)
An any problems with your eyesight (includes an illness called optic neuritis)
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Drug : Amiodarone
Pharmacological Category : Antiarrhythmic Agent
Therapeutic Indication : Uneven heartbeats (arrhythmia)
Dosage Forms : Tablet, Injection, Prefilled syringe
Do not store above 30°C and keep out of reach of children.
FAQs ABOUT CORDARONE:
Q: How does CORDARONE works?
A: It works by regulating heartbeat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.
Q: Can I take CORDARONE during heart disease?
A: It is not recommended in patients with active heart diseases. Before taking, discuss the risks and benefits with you doctor.
Q: Can CORDARONE be stopped suddenly?
A: Patients should not stop taking without doctor supervision due to the health risks of untreated arrythmias.
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