Cordarone

 
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Without a Prescription

Cordarone is an antiarrhythmic drug. Cordarone helps make your heart beat regularly. Cordarone is prescribed for heartbeat problems that may be life threatening.
Cordarone is prescribed to treat life-threatening heart rhythm problems called ventricular arrhythmias, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Doctors only prescribe Cordarone after other drugs have failed to reverse the arrhythmia.

Contraindications

Cordarone is contraindicated if you have any of the following conditions:
- Liver disease;
- Lung disease;
- Other heart problems;
- Thyroid disease;
- Anunusual or allergic reaction to Cordarone, iodine, other drugs, foods, dyes, or preservatives;
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant;
- Breast-feeding;

Interactions

Do not take Cordarone with any of the following drugs:
- Abarelix;
- Amoxapine;
- Apomorphine;
- Arsenic trioxide;
- Beta blockers;
- Calcium channel blockers;
- Certain macrolide antibiotics;
- Certain quinolone antibiotics;
- Cholestyramine;
- Cimetidine;
- Cisapride;
- Clopidogrel;
- Cyclosporine;
- Dextromethorphan;
- Digoxin;
- Diuretics;
- Droperidol;
- Drugs for fungal infections like ketoconazole, fluconazole, and itraconazole;
- Drugs for HIV, AIDS;
- Drugs for malaria like chloroquine and halofantrine;
- Drugs for mental depression such as tricyclic antidepressants;
- Drugs for seizures such as phenytoin;
- Drugs for thyroid problems;
- Drugs to control heart rhythm like disopyramide, dofetilide, ibutilide, propafenone, and sotalol;
- Drugs to lower cholesterol such as atorvastatin, cerivastatin, lovastatin, or simvastatin;
- Fentanyl;
- Flecainide;
- Fluindione;
- General anesthetics;
- Grapefruit juice;
- Haloperidol;
- Hawthorn;
- Levomethadyl;
- Lidocaine;
- Loratadine;
- Maprotiline;
- Methadone;
- Methotrexate;
- Mibefradil;
- Pentamidine;
- Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, and thioridazine;
- Pimozide;
- Probucol;
- Procainamide;
- Quinidine;
- Ranolazine;
- Red yeast rice;
- Rifampin, rifabutin, or rifapentine;
- Sertindole;
- StJohn's Wort;
- Trazodone;
- Vardenafil;
- Warfarin;
- Ziprasidone;

Side Effects

Cordarone side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin;
- Weight gain or loss;
- Unusually weak or tired;
- Unusual or uncontrolled movements of body;
- Sweating;
- Stomach pain;
- Spitting up blood;
- Pain, tingling, numbness in feet, hands;
- Pain and swelling of the scrotum;
- Nausea or vomiting;
- Intolerance to heat or cold;
- Feeling faint or light-headed;
- Fast, irregular heartbeat;
- Dark urine;
- Constipation;
- Chest pain;
- Change in sex drive or performance;
- Breathing problems;
- Blurred vision, seeing blue green halos, increased sensitivity of the eyes to light;
- Blue gray coloring of the skin;
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue;
- Cough;
- Dizziness;
- Lightheadedness;
- Fainting;
- Numbnessor tingling in the fingers or toes;
- Painfulbreathing;
- Shortness of breath;
- Trembling of the hands;
- Troublewalking;
- Uncontrolled body movements and weakness of the arms or legs;
- Blurredvision;
- Coldness;
- Dry Eyes;
- Nervousness;
- Sensitivity to heat;
- Sweating;
- Swellingof the legs or feet;
- Troublesleeping;
- Unusualtiredness;

Overdose


- Slow Heartbeat;
- Nausea;
- Blurredvision;
- Lightheadedness and fainting;
Without Prescription (2017)