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Amiodarone is used to treat certain types of ventricular arrhythmias, which are serious heart rhythm problems. This prescription medication is available as a tablet and an injection. Your dosage will depend on which form of the medicine you are using, other medications you are taking, and various other factors. Possible side effects include fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
What Is Amiodarone?Amiodarone (Cordarone®, Pacerone®, Nexterone®) is a prescription medication approved to treat certain types of serious, irregular heartbeats known as ventricular arrhythmias. It belongs to a group of medicines known as antiarrhythmics.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, amiodarone can cause side effects. In fact, side effects are relatively common with this medication. However, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
- General feelings of illness.