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Multaq Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is dronedarone (Multaq)?
- What are the possible side effects of dronedarone (Multaq)?
- What is the most important information I should know about dronedarone (Multaq)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking dronedarone (Multaq)?
- How should I take dronedarone (Multaq)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Multaq)?
- What happens if I overdose (Multaq)?
- What should I avoid while taking dronedarone (Multaq)?
- What other drugs will affect dronedarone (Multaq)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Multaq)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Multaq)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking dronedarone (Multaq)?
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may interact with dronedarone and lead to potentially dangerous effects. Discuss the use of grapefruit products with your doctor.
What other drugs will affect dronedarone (Multaq)?
Many drugs can interact with dronedarone and some should not be used at the same time. Below is only a partial list of these drugs. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune);
- dexamethasone (Cortastat, Dexasone, Solurex, DexPak);
- medication for treating tuberculosis;
- cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), sirolimus (Rapamune) or tacrolimus (Prograf);
- St. John's wort;
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam), rifabutin (Mycobutin), rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate), rifapentine (Priftin), or telithromycin (Ketek);
- antifungal medication such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Oravig), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), clomipramine (Anafranil), desipramine (Norpramin), or nefazodone;
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Aralen) or mefloquine (Lariam);
- a barbiturate such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), pentobarbital (Nembutal), or phenobarbital (Solfoton);
- a beta-blocker such as atenolol (Tenormin), bisoprolol (Zebeta, Ziac), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol), propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran), and others;
- cholesterol-lowering medicines such as cholestyramine (Prevalite, Questran), atorvastatin (Lipitor), simvastatin (Zocor), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), or fluvastatin (Lescol);
- heart or blood pressure medication such as amlodipine (Norvasc), digoxin (digitalis, Lanoxin, Lanoxicaps), diltiazem (Cardizem, Dilacor, Tiazac), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Procardia, Adalat), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others; or
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq), ibutilide (Corvert), nicardipine (Cardene), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
- medicine to prevent blood clots, such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven) or dabigatran (Pradaxa);
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting such as dolasetron (Anzemet), droperidol (Inapsine), or ondansetron (Zofran);
- medicine to treat HIV, AIDS, or hepatitis C;
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet) or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
- narcotic medication such as methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Equetro, Tegretol), phenytoin (Dilantin), and others.
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can cause serious drug interactions with dronedarone. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about dronedarone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Multaq Information
- Multaq Drug Interactions Center: dronedarone oral
- Multaq Side Effects Center
- Multaq Overview including Precautions
- Multaq FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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