Amiodarone

Amiodarone Teaching 1916

SN instructed caregiver that Amiodarone is a class of antiarrhythmic agent used for various types of cardiac dysrhythmias, both ventricular and atrial. Despite relatively common side-effects, it is used in arrhythmias that are otherwise difficult to treat with medication. The most serious reaction that is due to amiodarone is interstitial lung disease. Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Corneal micro-deposits . Abnormal liver enzyme results. Much rarer are jaundice, hepatomegaly, and hepatitis. Low-dose amiodarone has been reported to cause pseudo-alcoholic cirrhosis. Long-term administration of amiodarone is associated with a light-sensitive blue-grey discoloration of the skin, and peripheral neuropathies. Gynecomastia and an association between amiodarone and an increased risk of cancer, especially in males