All the Drug Class Drugs
Class III Antiarrhythmic. Amiodarone HCl 200 mg. TABS.: 30. Initial tmt.: 3 tabs./d, for 8- 10 days. In some cases, the initial tmt. has involved higher doses (4 to 5 tabs./day), always for short periods and under ECG monitor.
Maint. treatment: Seek the minimum effective dose, which varies depend. on the pt., ranging from 1/2 tab/d (1 tab. every 2 day.) to 2 tabs. every day.
Coronary insufficiency arrhythmias resistant to other treatments.
C/I: Hypersens. Pts. with Sinus bradycard. & sinoatrial heart block without pacemaker. –Sinus node dis. (Sick sinus syndrome) without a pacemaker (risk of sinus arrest).
Severe AV conduct. disord. without a pacemaker. Thyroid dysfunct. Preg.- unless exceptional circumstance. Lact. Comb. with med. products liable to induce torsades de pointes.
Class III Antiarrhythmic. Amiodarone HCl 150 mg / 3 ml. AMPS: 6, 5 x 150 mg/3 ml. 5 mg/kg
given by IV infusion over a period of
20 min. to 2 hrs. See lit.
Tmt should be init. and monit. only under
hospital or specialist superv. Indic. for
Coronary insuffic., arrhythmias resistant to
other tms, Wolff Parkinson White
Syndrome. Can be used where a rapid
response is required or where oral admin. is
C/I: Sinus bradycardia, SA heart block,
thyroid dysfunction, sev. resp. failure,
circulatory collapse, arterial hypoten.;
hypoten., heart failure and
cardiomyopathy C/I when using a bolus
inj. hypersens. to iodine or the drug,
comb. with drugs that may induce torsa.
de. poin.; children up to 3 years old,
pregnancy – except in exceptional
circumst., lactation. See lit.
Class III Antiarrhythmic. Dronedarone HCl 400 mg. TABS: 10, 14, 20, 28, 30, 50, 60x 400 mg.
Tmt. can be initiated in outpatients:
400 mg 2 x dly, 1 with breakf., 1 with
even. meal. Tmt. with Class I or II antiarrythm.
(such as flecainide, propafenone,
quinidine, disopyramide, dofetilide,
sotalol, amiodarone) must be stopped
bef. starting MULTAQ.
Maint. of sinus rhythm aft. successful
cardioversion in adults clinically stable
patients with paroxysmal or persistent atrial
C/I: Hypersens., severe ren. or severe
hepat. impair., second- or third- degree
atrio-ventricular block. See lit.
Class III Antiarrhythmic. Amiodarone HCl 200 mg. TABS: 30. Initial: 600 mg dly., maint:
200-400 mg dly. with or aft. meals.
Tmt. of cardiac arrhythmias and coronary
C/I: Hypersns. to amiodarone or iod.,
sympt. of allergic react., pregn. or
breastfeeding, thyroid dysfunct.,
arrhythmias manifested by sinus bradyc.
or SA heart block, comb. with med. that
may cause arrhythmias. See lit.