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Cordarone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) is prescribed for the treatment of certain heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias. However, this medicine is not appropriate for some people, including those who are taking certain medications. Some of the drugs that may interact with Cordarone include beta blockers.
 
Combining beta blockers and Cordarone may increase your risk for a dangerously low heart rate. Therefore, caution should be used when these medications are taken together. Your healthcare provider will monitor you closely.
 
Because Cordarone can cause interactions with a number of other products, make sure your healthcare provider has a current list of all vitamins, herbal supplements, and prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking before starting treatment with this drug.
 
(Click Cordarone Drug Interactions to learn more about this topic. This article lists some of the many products that can cause negative reactions with Cordarone and explains what your healthcare provider may do to help minimize complications.)
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