Amiodarone 400 Mg
If you have certain heart rhythm problems known as ventricular arrhythmias, your healthcare provider may recommend 400 mg of amiodarone (Cordarone®, Pacerone®, Nexterone®). Your specific dosage, however, will depend on how you respond to the medication and various other factors.
This prescription medicine is reserved for use in people who have life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and have not responded adequately or cannot tolerate other medications. Amiodarone works by prolonging the time that the heart responds to a new electrical signal, which may be trying to come through prematurely.
Although side effects are relatively common with amiodarone, they tend to be minor and easy to treat. Some of the most common reactions include fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
(Click Amiodarone for more details on when a healthcare provider may prescribe 400 mg of amiodarone. This Web selection also describes how the medication works, who may not be able to take it, and dosing instructions.)