Alternative Medication for Pacerone
Pacerone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) can be an effective medication for controlling certain heart rhythm problems. However, it may not be appropriate or safe for some people. If you develop severe or intolerable side effects, or if Pacerone does not adequately control your arrhythmia, there are other alternatives to choose from.
Amiodarone, the active ingredient in Pacerone, is also available in injection form under the brand name Nexterone® (amiodarone injection). Cordarone® also contains amiodarone and is available in 200-mg tablets. Pacerone 200 mg and Cordarone 200 mg tablets are equivalent, which means they can be used in place of each other, if needed.
There are many antiarrhythmia medications that can be possible alternatives for Pacerone. The one your healthcare provider recommends will depend on several factors, including the specific arrhythmia being treated, how serious the arrhythmia is, and other medical conditions a person has.
(Click Pacerone to learn about possible alternatives. This article also describes how this drug works, covers dosing instructions, and lists possible side effects.)