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There have been cases, some fatal, of amiodarone overdose. Effects of an inadvertent overdose of Cordarone I.V. include hypotension, cardiogenic shock, bradycardia, AV block, and hepatotoxicity. Hypotension and cardiogenic shock should be treated by slowing the infusion rate or with standard therapy: vasopressor drugs, positive inotropic agents, and volume expansion. Bradycardia and AV block may require temporary pacing. Hepatic enzyme concentrations should be monitored closely. Amiodarone is not dialyzable.
Cordarone I.V. is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to any of the components of Cordarone I.V., including iodine, or in patients with cardiogenic shock, marked sinus bradycardia, and second- or third-degree AV block unless a functioning pacemaker is available.This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/22/2005
Additional Cordarone IV Information
- Cordarone IV Drug Interactions Center: amiodarone iv
- Cordarone IV Side Effects Center
- Cordarone IV FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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