When Should Multaq Be Avoided?

Who Should Not Take Multaq?

You should not take Multaq if you:
 
  • Have an allergy to Multaq, dronedarone, or any of the inactive components used to make the medicine. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have permanent atrial fibrillation (if your atrial fibrillation remains, even with treatment). 
  • Have severe heart failure.
  • Have second or third degree heart block (a problem with electrical signal conduction in the heart), unless you also have a pacemaker.
  • Have a very slow heart rate (bradycardia).
  • Are taking any of several medications that should never be taken with Multaq (see Multaq Interactions for more information).
  • Have experienced liver or lung problems with the drug amiodarone (Cordarone®, Pacerone®) in the past. 
  • Have severe liver disease.
  • Have long QT syndrome or other similar irregular heart rhythms that cause a long QT or PR interval of the heart rhythm.
  • Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
     

Warnings and Precautions With Multaq: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this product should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific issues that may apply to you.
 
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