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How Does It Work?Amiodarone belongs to a group of medications known as antiarrhythmics. Most antiarrhythmic medications are further categorized using a system known as the Vaughn-Williams classification system. This system divides the medications into four general classes based on how they work.
Clinical EffectsIn general, amiodarone is a very effective antiarrhythmia medication. However, the actual effectiveness depends on several factors, including:
- The type and severity of the arrhythmia being treated
- Whether a person responds to and is able to tolerate the medication
- Whether other antiarrhythmia medicines are being used.