Pacerone and Bradycardia

Pacerone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) is a medicine prescribed to treat certain irregular heartbeats called ventricular arrhythmias. Although it can be a very effective medication for many people, it is not appropriate for everyone. For example, people who have a very slow heart rate (bradycardia) should not take Pacerone.
Just like other antiarrhythmia medicines, Pacerone can make existing heart rhythm problems worse, or can even cause a new heart rhythm problem. It is important to let your healthcare provider know if you experience a fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat during treatment. Also, make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you might have.
(Click Pacerone Warnings and Precautions for more information on important safety precautions to be aware of before starting treatment. This article also discusses who should not use Pacerone.)
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