Take Notice When Patients Are on Amiodarone
Amiodarone has hundreds of interactions and a plethora of side effects...but it's still the most commonly prescribed antiarrhythmic.
Renew your efforts to ensure safe use of amiodarone.
Watch dosing. Expect most atrial fib patients who start oral amiodarone to get a loading dose of 400 to 800 mg/day...but decrease to 100 to 200 mg/day after about a month. This is usually enough to control symptoms...while minimizing side effects.