Pacerone Overdose

It can be dangerous and even fatal if you take too much Pacerone. Overdosing on this drug can cause vomiting, liver problems, and even death. If you believe you have overdosed on this drug, seek immediate medical treatment. A healthcare provider may need to give you certain medications, pump the stomach, or provide supportive care to treat the effects that occur.

Can You Take Too Much Pacerone?

Pacerone® (amiodarone hydrochloride) is a prescription medication that belongs to a group of drugs known as antiarrhythmics. It is used in people with serious heart rhythm problems that have not been adequately controlled with other antiarrhythmia medicines.
As with most medications, it is possible to take too much Pacerone. The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on a number of factors, including the Pacerone dosage and whether it was combined with any other medications or substances.

Effects of an Overdose

An overdose with this medication can be extremely dangerous, and has even been reported to cause death. Possible symptoms of an overdose with Pacerone may include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Loss of appetite
  • A slow heart rate
  • Heart rhythm problems
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Liver problems
  • Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Coma
  • Death.

Treatment Options for a Pacerone Overdose

If the overdose was recent, a healthcare provider may administer activated charcoal or "pump the stomach" to help reduce the amount of the medication absorbed into the bloodstream. Dialysis is not expected to be useful in removing Pacerone from the body.
Treatment will also typically include supportive care, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose. Examples of supportive treatment for an overdose with Pacerone may include:
  • Close monitoring of the heart rhythm using an electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Close monitoring of blood pressure
  • Intravenous (IV) fluids
  • Medications to treat a slow heart rate or low blood pressure, if they occur.
It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe you may have overdosed on this medication.
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