Amiodarone

Therapeutic indications

Amiodarone is indicated for:

Tachyarrhythmias

Population group: both men and women, only adults (18 years old or older)

  • Treatment of severe rhythm disorders not responding to other therapies or when other treatments cannot be used.
  • Tachyarrhythmias associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
  • Atrial flutter and fibrillation when other drugs cannot be used.
  • All types of tachyarrhythmias of paroxysmal nature including: supraventricular, nodal and ventricular tachycardias, ventricular fibrillation: when other drugs cannot be used.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments (click for details):

200-600 mg daily

300mg over 20 minutes to 2 hours, followed by 900mg over 24 hours

Contraindications

Amiodarone is contraindicated in the following cases:

Sinus bradycardia, sino-atrial heart block

at least one of
Sinus bradycardia

Sinoatrial block

Thyroid dysfunction

Thyroid dysfunction

Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Lactation

Lactation

Drugs inducing Torsade de Pointes

Drugs inducing Torsade de Pointes