Nexterone Warnings and Precautions

Dangerous complications may occur if you use Nexterone and have a pacemaker, thyroid problems, or certain other medical conditions. To help ensure your safety, warnings such as these should be carefully reviewed before starting treatment with Nexterone. Other safety precautions apply to women who are pregnant or nursing, as well as people who are taking certain medications.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving Nexterone® (amiodarone premixed injection) if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Heart disease, such as congestive heart failure (CHF)
  • Had a heart attack in the past two years
  • Lung disease or breathing problems
  • Heart rhythm problems (other than the problem for which you are using Nexterone)
  • A very slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • A pacemaker
  • Thyroid problems
  • Plans to have surgery, including eye surgery or dental surgery
  • Been told you have low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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