Dronedarone, which is classified as a Class III antiarrhythmic drug, belongs to a class of medication called benzofurans. It inhibits multiple electrical channels in the cells to control heart rate and rhythm. Therefore, it is indicated for atrial fibrillation.
Dronedarone can only be taken orally as tablets. The recommended dose for atrial fibrillation is 400 mg orally twice daily with morning and evening meals.
Common dosing schedule:
Administer it with morning and evening meals.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Dronedarone may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Dronedarone 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
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For detailed information about the use of Dronedarone 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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