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    AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE 200 MG

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    Amiodarone hydrochloride is used to treat certain types of irregular heartbeats. Amiodarone hydrochloride, may cause sensitivity to sunlight or ultraviolet radiation. Some of these photosensitive effects may last for several months after you stop taking Amiodarone hydrochloride. If this could affect you, you should cover arms and legs, wear suitable hats and apply a total sun block to exposed areas of the skin. Amiodarone hydrochloride stays in the body for a number of weeks after you take your last dose.
    Other information about Amiodarone hydrochloride:

    • when starting treatment with this form of this medicine it is normal to start with a high dose to get symptoms under control. Then the dose can be reduced to the minimum effective dose. For more information see packaging label or talk to your prescriber

    Do not share your medicine with other people. It may not be suitable for them and may harm them.
    The pharmacy label on your medicine tells you how much medicine you should take. It also tells you how often you should take your medicine. This is the dose that you and your prescriber have agreed you should take. You should not change the dose of your medicine unless you are told to do so by your prescriber.
    If you feel that the medicine is making you unwell or you do not think it is working, then talk to your prescriber.
    Whether this medicine is suitable for you

    Amiodarone hydrochloride is not suitable for everyone and some people should never use it. Other people should only use it with special care. It is important that the person prescribing this medicine knows your full medical history.
    Your prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all if you:

    • are about to have a procedure under general or local anaesthesia
    • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a bad reaction to iodine in the past
    • are allergic or sensitive to or have had a reaction to any of the ingredients in the medicine
    • are breast-feeding
    • are elderly
    • are having high dose oxygen therapy
    • are pregnant
    • have asthma
    • have certain types of heart problems
    • have lung problems
    • have or have had thyroid problems

    Furthermore the prescriber may only prescribe this medicine with special care or may not prescribe it at all for a child.
    As part of the process of assessing suitability to take this medicine a prescriber may also arrange tests:

    • to determine whether or not the medicine is suitable and whether it must be prescribed with extra care
    • to confirm that this is the right dose
    • to check that this medicine is not having any undesired effects

    Over time it is possible that Amiodarone hydrochloride can become unsuitable for some people, or they may become unsuitable for it. If at any time it appears that Amiodarone hydrochloride has become unsuitable, it is important that the prescriber is contacted immediately.
    Alcohol

    Alcohol can interact with certain medicines.
    If you choose to drink alcohol while taking this medicine, it is best that you only drink alcohol in moderation. For more advice speak to your prescriber.
    Diet

    Medicines can interact with certain foods. In some cases, this may be harmful and your prescriber may advise you to avoid certain foods.
    In the case of Amiodarone hydrochloride:

    • this medicine interacts with grapefruit juice. Grapefruit juice increases the level of Amiodarone hydrochloride in your blood

    You should not have any grapefruit juice while you are having treatment with Amiodarone hydrochloride. For more information speak to your prescriber or pharmacist.
    Driving and operating machinery

    When taking any medicine you should be aware that it might interfere with your ability to drive or operate machinery safely.
    In the case of Amiodarone hydrochloride:

    • this medicine could affect your ability to drive or operate machinery

    You should see how this medicine affects you before you judge whether you are safe to drive or operate machinery. If you are in any doubt about whether you should drive or operate machinery, talk to your prescriber.
    Family planning and pregnancy

    Most medicines, in some way, can affect the development of a baby in the womb. The effect on the baby differs between medicines and also depends on the stage of pregnancy that you have reached when you take the medicine.
    In the case of Amiodarone hydrochloride:

    • the use of this medicine during pregnancy is not recommended. You should only take this medicine during pregnancy if your doctor thinks that you need it

    You need to discuss your specific circumstances with your doctor to weigh up the overall risks and benefits of taking this medicine. You and your doctor can make a decision about whether you are going to take this medicine during pregnancy.
    If the decision is that you should not have Amiodarone hydrochloride, then you should discuss whether there is an alternative medicine that you could take during pregnancy.
    Breast-feeding

    Certain medicines can pass into breast milk and may reach your baby through breast-feeding.
    In the case of Amiodarone hydrochloride:

    • women who are taking Amiodarone hydrochloride should not breast-feed

    Before you have your baby you should discuss breast-feeding with your doctor or midwife. They will help you decide what is best for you and your baby based on the benefits and risks associated with this medicine. If you wish to breast-feed you should discuss with your prescriber whether there are any other medicines you could take which would also allow you to breast-feed. You should not stop this medicine without taking advice from your doctor.
    Taking other medicines

    If you are taking more than one medicine they may interact with each other. At times your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, in other cases this may not be appropriate.
    The decision to use medicines that interact depends on your specific circumstances. Your prescriber may decide to use medicines that interact, if it is believed that the benefits of taking the medicines together outweigh the risks. In such cases, it may be necessary to alter your dose or monitor you more closely.
    Tell your prescriber the names of all the medicines that you are taking so that they can consider all possible interactions. This includes all the medicines which have been prescribed by your GP, hospital doctor, dentist, nurse, health visitor, midwife or pharmacist. You must also tell your prescriber about medicines which you have bought over the counter without prescriptions.
    The following medicines may interact with Amiodarone hydrochloride:

    • amisulpride
    • amitriptyline
    • amphotericin, if injected into a vein
    • astemizole
    • bretylium
    • chloroquine
    • chlorpromazine
    • ciclosporin
    • co-trimoxazole, if injected into a vein
    • digitalis
    • digoxin
    • diltiazem
    • disopyramide
    • doxepin
    • ergotamine
    • erythromycin, if injected into a vein
    • fentanyl
    • flecainide
    • fluphenazine
    • halofantrine
    • haloperidol
    • lidocaine
    • lithium
    • maprotiline
    • mefloquine
    • midazolam
    • mizolastine
    • moxifloxacin
    • oxygen
    • pentamidine, if injected into a vein
    • phenytoin
    • pimozide
    • procainamide
    • quinidine
    • quinine
    • sertindole
    • sildenafil
    • simvastatin
    • sotalol
    • tacrolimus
    • terfenadine
    • tetracosactide
    • thioridazine
    • verapamil
    • warfarin

    The following types of medicine may interact with Amiodarone hydrochloride:

    • antiarrhythmics
    • antihistamines
    • antimalarials
    • antipsychotics
    • beta-blockers
    • calcium channel blockers
    • corticosteroids
    • diuretics
    • fluoroquinolones
    • general anaesthetics
    • medicines that are metabolised by the cytochrome P450 system
    • medicines that prolong the QTc interval
    • oral anticoagulants
    • statins
    • stimulant laxatives
    • tricyclic antidepressants

    If you are taking Amiodarone hydrochloride and one of the above medicines or types of medicines, make sure your prescriber knows about it.
    Complementary preparations and vitamins

    Medicines can interact with complementary preparations and vitamins. In general, there is not much information available about interactions between medicines and complementary preparations or vitamins.
    If you are planning to take or are already taking any complementary preparations and vitamins you should ask your prescriber whether there are any known interactions with Amiodarone hydrochloride.
    Your prescriber can advise whether it is appropriate for you to take combinations that are known to interact. They can also discuss with you the possible effect that the complementary preparations and vitamins may have on your condition.
    If you experience any unusual effects while taking this medicine in combination with complementary preparations and vitamins, you should tell your prescriber.











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