Amiodarone patiet alert card

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Amiodarone patiet alert card

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Patient Alert Card.UK guidance Aug 2022
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200mg Tablets
Important information about Amiodarone Hydrochloride 200mg Tablets

Amiodarone can cause serious side effects that can occur any time after starting treatment and can be life-threatening, including:
! lung damage
! liver damage
! worsening of heartbeat problems
! thyroid problems
Some medicines can interact with amiodarone and cause side effects, and a list of these can be found in the package leaflet
supplied with your tablets.

What you should do:
STOP taking amiodarone immediately and seek medical help if you have:
! A severe allergic reaction. Signs may include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swollen eyelids, face, lips, throat or
! A severe blistering rash with or without peeling of your skin. You may also feel unwell and have a fever, chills and aching
Contact your doctor or seek medical help immediately if you have any of the following:
! Yellowing of your skin or eyes (jaundice), feel tired or sick, loss of appetite, stomach pain or high temperature; these may be
signs of liver problems
! Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing (which may get progressively worse), tightness in the chest, coughing which will not
go away, wheezing, weight loss and fever; these may be signs of serious lung damage
! Your heartbeat becomes even more uneven or erratic; this could be a sign that the medicine is not working well
! Weakness, weight loss or weight gain, heat or cold intolerance, hair thinning, sweating, changes in menstrual periods,
swelling of the neck (goitre), nervousness, irritability, restlessness, or decreased concentration; these may be signs of thyroid

G Mohan.
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