May 25, 2016
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Cordarone IV

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Cordarone IV

Discontinued Warning IconPlease Note: This Brand Name drug is no longer available in the US.
(Generic versions may still be available.)

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Contraindications

OVERDOSE

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.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

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

Overdosage
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