Multaq Medication Information

Multaq® (dronedarone) is a prescription medication used for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, certain types of irregular heart rhythms. It is specifically approved to reduce the risk of heart-related hospitalization in people who meet all of the following criteria:
 
  • Have atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter
  • Have other cardiovascular risk factors, such as:
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o Advanced age (70 years or older)
o A past stroke
 
  • Have had a recent episode of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter (within the past six months)
  • Currently have a normal heart rhythm (or are about to be converted to a normal heart rhythm).
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Multaq comes in tablet form and is usually taken by mouth twice a day. It should be taken with food, with the morning and evening meals. Taking it on an empty stomach will make it less effective.
 
If you still have questions about Multaq after reading this article, talk to your healthcare provider for more information about the medication. He or she knows your situation best.
 
(Click Multaq to read the full eMedTV article on this medicine, including details on how it works, what side effects may occur, and what you should be aware of before starting the drug.)
 

Multaq Medication Information

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