Drug Interactions With Amiodarone

Lidocaine
Combining lidocaine with amiodarone may cause a dangerously low heart rate. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before taking these medicines together.
 
Loratadine
There have been reports of serious heart rhythm problems occurring in people who took amiodarone with loratadine. It is probably best to avoid taking these medications together. If you do take them together, your healthcare provider will need to monitor you more closely for potential heart rhythm problems.
 
Methotrexate
Amiodarone can increase blood levels of methotrexate, increasing the risk for side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction before taking these medicines together.
 
QT-Prolonging Medications
In general, amiodarone should not be combined with most medications that can cause QT prolongation (a certain change in the heart rhythm) unless a healthcare provider determines the benefits of using such a combination outweigh the risks for developing a life-threatening arrhythmia.
 
Other Arrhythmia Medications
Amiodarone can increase blood levels of other antiarrhythmia medicines, increasing the risk for side effects. In general, these medicines should only be used together in people who did not adequately respond to treatment with just one antiarrhythmia drug. If you must take amiodarone with another antiarrhythmic, your healthcare provider will give you lower-than-normal doses of the other antiarrhythmia medicine.
 
If you are switching from injectable amiodarone to amiodarone tablets, your healthcare provider will need to reduce the doses of your other arrhythmia medicines several days after you begin taking amiodarone tablets.
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