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Amiodarone Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell dentists, surgeons, and other healthcare providers that you use this medicine.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• If you have thyroid disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• You can get sunburned more easily. Avoid sun, sunlamps, and tanning beds. Use sunscreen; wear protective clothing and eyewear.

• Use birth control that you can trust during treatment and for some time after treatment ends.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Constipation. More liquids, regular exercise, or a fiber-containing diet may help. Talk with healthcare provider about a stool softener or laxative.

• Sunburn.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Signs or symptoms of depression, suicidal thoughts, nervousness, emotional ups and downs, abnormal thinking, anxiety, or lack of interest in life.

• Difficulty breathing.

• Persistent cough.

• Severe belly pain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Significant change in thinking clearly and logically.

• Not able to handle heat or cold.

• Shakiness, difficulty moving around, or stiffness.

• Significant weight loss.

• Significant weight gain.

• Hair thinning.

• Neck swelling.

• Not able to eat.

• Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes.

• Very nervous and excitable.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• Numbness or tingling of hands or feet.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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