Amiodarone: Cordarone

Key Patient Counseling Points:

  • Use sunscreen, avoid tanning beds.
  • Report signs/symptoms of cardiac arrhythmias, pulmonary toxicity, or liver toxicity.
  • Take consistently with regard to meals but avoid taking with grapefruit or grapefruit juice.
  • Avoid sudden discontinuation.

Class:

Antiarrhythmic

Mechanism of Action:

Type III antiarrhythmic that prolongs the effective refractory period of atrial and ventricular tissue by blocking potassium conductance

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