Hyperthyroidism and Cordarone

You may benefit from taking Cordarone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) if you have a ventricular arrhythmia (a type of dangerous heart rhythm). However, in some cases, this medication may cause serious complications. Before starting Cordarone, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you have any medical problems, such as thyroid problems.
This antiarrhythmia medicine can cause dangerous thyroid problems, including and an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) or an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). If you are taking Cordarone, notify your healthcare provider immediately if you develop signs of thyroid problems, such as:
  • Tremors
  • Unexplained weight loss or weight gain
  • Feelings of nervousness, restlessness, or irritability.
  • Problems concentrating.
(For more information, click Cordarone Warnings and Precautions. This full-length article takes a closer look at other important safety concerns to review before starting treatment, including a list of who should not use this medication.)
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