Why is Amiodarone prescribed? - Balkan Pharmaceuticals

Amiodarone by Balkan Pharmaceuticals is used to treat and prevent a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm known as ventricular arrhythmias. The drug is taken when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. This is a life threatening disease. Amiodarone as a drug belongs to a class of medications called anti-arrhythmics. The medicine works by relaxing overactive heart muscles.

Balkan Pharmaceuticals produces Amiodarone in tablet form. It is mandatory to consult a well known doctor or physician before you take this medication. The doctor will advise you on how to take the drug, with or without food. It is usually taken once or twice a day. Make sure you are taking the drug according to the doctor’s prescription and advice. Do not keep any query with you if you do not understand anything. Ask your physician what to do if you miss one dose. If this happens, then do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one. Seek more information from the doctor and ask him if there is any risk involved in the drug. Amiodarone is also sometimes used to treat other types of arrhythmias.

The most common side effects associated with Amiodarone are dry eyes, headache, changes in amount of saliva, constipation, flushing, changes in ability to taste and smell, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, decreased sex drive, loss of appetite, etc. If you encounter any of these side effects, immediately take help of a pharmacist. Call your doctor right away if the following serious side effects occur. They are rash, eyes pain, excessive sweating, restlessness, swelling in the front of the neck (goiter), muscle weakness, uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body, poor coordination or trouble walking, intolerance to heat or cold, numbness or tingling in the hands, legs, and feet, weight loss or gain, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, changes in menstrual cycle, thinning hair, movements that you cannot control and the like.

To know more about the dosage and efficacy of Amiodarone and about Balkan Pharmaceuticals, visit http://www.balkanpharmaceuticals.com/.

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