Amiodar Special Precautions



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Zizawa Healthcare
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Special Precautions
Corneal Microdeposits: Impairment of Vision: Corneal microdeposits appear in the majority of adults treated with Amiodarone HCl.
Photosensitivity: Amiodarone HCl has induced photosensitization in about 10% of patients. Some protection may be afforded by the use of sun-barrier creams or protective clothing.
Thyroid Abnormalities: Amiodarone HCl may cause increased thyroxine levels. If any new signs of arrhythmia appear, the possibility of hyperthyroidism should be considered.
Amiodarone HCl is intended for use only in patients with indicated life-threatening arrhythmias because its use is accompanied by substantial toxicity. Amiodarone HCl has several potentially fatal toxicities, the most important of which is pulmonary toxicity. Even in patients at high risk of arrhythmic death, in whom the toxicity of Amiodarone HCl is an acceptable risk, Amiodarone HCl poses major management problems that could be life-threatening in a population at risk of sudden death, so that every effort should be made to utilize alternative agents first.
Pediatric use: The safety and effectiveness of Amiodarone HCl in children have not been established.
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