Cordarone side effects
Cordarone is an antiarrhythmic drug. Cordarone contains amiodarone hydrocholride.
Cordarone has several potentially fatal side effects, the most important of which is pulmonary toxicity (hypersensitivity pneumonitis or interstitial/alveolar pneumonitis) that has resulted in clinically manifest disease at rates as high as 10 to 17% in some patients with ventricular arrhythmias, and as abnormal diffusion capacity without symptoms in a much higher percentage of patients. Pulmonary toxicity has been fatal about 10% of the time. Liver injury is common with Cordarone but is usually mild and evidenced only by abnormal liver enzymes. Overt liver disease can occur, however, and has been fatal in a few cases. Cordarone can worsen the arrhythmia it has been prescribed to treat by making the arrhythmia less well tolerated or more difficult to reverse. This has hapened to a single-digit percentage of patients. Significant heart block or sinus bradycardia has been seen in a small percentage of patients as well.
Cordarone poses major management problems that could be fatal in a patients already at risk of sudden death.
Major dangers of Cordarone are Thyrotoxicosis, liver injury, loss of vision due to corneal microdeposits and neonatal hypo- or hyperthyroidism. Other adverse effects of Cordarone include peripheral neuropathy, photosensitivity, thyroid Abnormalities such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Anecdotal reports of the adverse effects of Cordarone include sensory disturbances, dizziness, lingering pains. According to unverified reports, patients taking Cordarone have died from lung and liver damage, gone blind or suffered from other serious side effects. Cordarone may make your hands shake or tremble. There can also occur a difficulty to walk, and patients may experience leg or arm weakness. There also could be abnormal and uncontrollable body motions. Vertigo and dizziness have also been mentioned.
This is our research on the alleged dangers of Cordarone / adverse effects of Cordarone and not medical advice!