Cordarone Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Cordarone?

You should not take Cordarone if you:
 
  • Have second- or third-degree heart block.
 
  • Have a very slow heart rate (bradycardia).
 
  • Have had a slow heart rate that caused dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting (unless you have a pacemaker).
 
  • Are in cardiogenic shock (a life-threatening condition in which the heart is too weak to pump blood throughout the body).
 
  • Are allergic to Cordarone, amiodarone, iodine, or any of the other inactive components used to make the medication. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
 

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which Cordarone should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before taking it. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions with Cordarone that may apply to you.
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