CORDARONE 3 ML INJECTION

SKU: AH_CH_AAR_3568 Category:

Generic : Amiodarone (150mg)

Treatment : Anti-Arrhythmia

Pack size  : 6  (3 ml Ampoules)

Manufacturer : Sanofi India Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$1.42

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Cordarone Injection 3ml is used to treat various types of serious irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) such as fibrillation and tachycardia (increased heart rate). It is an anti-arrhythmic type of medicine which rapidly restores your heart to a steady and regular rhythm.

Cordarone Injection 3ml is given by a slow drip (infusion) into a vein under the supervision of a doctor. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate may be needed while this medicine is administered. It is important that you keep having the injections until your doctor decides it is safe to stop them. After this, your doctor may prescribe tablets instead of the injection. If you stop taking this medicine, you may get dangerous uneven heartbeats, which can be life-threatening.

 

BENEFITS OF CORDARONE INJECTION

In Arrhythmia

Cordarone Injection 3ml belongs to a group of medicines called anti-arrhythmics. It works by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart. This helps control the uneven beating of your heart and helps it to beat normally. It is normally only given by injection in a hospital when a fast response is needed or when tablets have not worked or cannot be given. This medicine thus prevents serious health problems that can sometimes be fatal and reduces your risk of death.

 

HOW TO USE CORDARONE INJECTION

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

 

HOW CORDARONE INJECTION WORKS

Cordarone Injection 3ml is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Cordarone Injection 3ml. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cordarone Injection 3ml is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

UNSAFE
Cordarone Injection 3ml is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Cordarone Injection 3ml may cause blurring of your vision for a short time just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cordarone Injection 3ml is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Cordarone Injection 3ml is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have an underlying kidney disease.
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Liver

CAUTION
Cordarone Injection 3ml should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cordarone Injection 3ml may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Cordarone Injection 3ml may cause hepatic injury. Dose adjustment may be required.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cordarone

  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Slow heart rate
  • Blurred vision
  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)

FAQ's

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Q. Does Cordarone Injection 3ml affect blood pressure?

Generally, an oral tablet of Cordarone Injection 3ml does not affect blood pressure. But, when given through an injection intravenously (in the vein) then it may decrease in the blood pressure. To prevent this your doctor or nurse may give Cordarone Injection 3ml slowly. Along with that, you may also be prescribed medicines which increase blood pressure (vasopressor agents) to the infusion.

Q. What are the warning signals of liver toxicity caused by Cordarone Injection 3ml?

The warning signals of liver toxicity include yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), tiredness, nausea, vomiting, dark-colored urine, pale-colored stools, loss of appetite, stomach pain or high temperature. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.

Q. What kind of vision problems occur with Cordarone Injection 3ml?

You may experience blurred vision or see a circle around dazzling light (halos). It may also make your eyes dry or sensitive to light. It can even cause permanent blindness. Therefore, consult your doctor in case you experience any such problems while on Cordarone Injection 3ml.

Q. What does Cordarone Injection 3ml do to the heart?

Cordarone Injection 3ml blocks certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). This way, it helps to restore normal heart rhythm and maintains a regular, steady heartbeat.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 3 (ML) x 6 ampoules

pack form  – Injection

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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