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Brand name: Amiodarone Hydrochloride (GenRx) TM

Active ingredients: amiodarone

What it is used for

Severe cases of tachyarrhythmias (e.g Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome; supraventricular, nodal and ventricular tachycardias; atrial flutter and fibrillation; ventricular fibrillation) not responding to other therapy. Treatment should be initiated in hospital. It is recommended that the patient should be regularly monitored for possible toxicity (eg thyroid function, chest X-ray, ophthalmological examination, hepatic function) during the entire course of therapy and for several months after discontinuation.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, round tablets, biconvex with score on one side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Is this medicine subsidised?

This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 September 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient amiodarone

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Disclaimer

The information about this medicine comes from trusted sources.

  • Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
  • Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
  • GuildLink
  • DrugBank

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