AMIODON 200MG TABLET contains Amiodarone which belongs to the group of medicines called Antiarrhythmics. It is used to treat uneven or fast heartbeats (like atrial flutter or atrial fibrillation), fast heartbeats which may happen suddenly and may be uneven only when other medicines either have not worked or cannot be used. It also treats Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (unusually fast heartbeats). Your doctor might want you to keep out of direct sunlight while taking AMIODON 200MG TABLET and for a few months after you have finished taking it.
Avoid consumption of alcohol and grapefruit juice during treatment with AMIODON 200MG TABLET. AMIODON 200MG TABLET is not recommended for use if you have signs of an allergic reaction including (a rash, swallowing or breathing difficulties, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue).
It is also not recommended to use if you have slower than usual heartbeat (called ‘sinus bradycardia’) or an illness called sino-atrial heart block, other problems with your heartbeat without a pacemaker fitted, are going to have a heart transplantation or have thyroid problems.
Before taking AMIODON 200MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have heart failure, liver, lung problems or asthma, eyesight problems (optic neuritis), are about to have any surgery, have a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Also inform your doctor if you have intolerance to certain sugars, blistering or peeling of the skin around the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals, flu-like symptoms and fever (Stevens-Johnson syndrome), layers of the skin peeling off to leave large areas of raw exposed skin over the body (Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis).
AMIODON 200MG TABLET is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age. AMIODON 200MG TABLET should be used with caution in elderly patients above 65 years of age. The most common side effects of taking AMIODON 200MG TABLET are nausea, vomiting, change in taste, constipation, sleeping problems. Consult your doctor if any of the symptoms worsen.