Amiodarone belongs to a class of medications called Antiarrhythmic agents. It is used to treat certain types of abnormal heartbeats.
Amiodarone can be taken orally or by injection. The usual maintenance dose is 100-200 mg once daily.
Common dosing schedule:
Amiodarone can be taken with or without food. Take it at the same time on a daily basis. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking Amiodarone.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Amiodarone may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, as dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Amiodarone is a prescription-only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
Need more information?
For detailed information about the use of Amiodarone in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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