Available by prescription only, Cordarone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) comes as a tablet that is taken once or twice daily. This medication is approved to treat certain types of serious abnormal heartbeats known as ventricular arrhythmias.
Cordarone tablets come in one strength (200 mg). Your specific dosage, however, will depend on the severity of your arrhythmia, how you respond to the drug, and various other factors. Possible side effects include nausea, fatigue, and vomiting.
(Click Cordarone for more details on when a healthcare provider may prescribe 200 mg of Cordarone. More dosing guidelines are also included in this article, as well as information on how the drug works, safety precautions, and dosing instructions.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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