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Multaq

dronedarone
Dronedarone is a heart rhythm medicine that helps maintain normal heartbeats in certain people with life-threatening rhythm disorders of the atrium (the upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart). Dronedarone helps lower your risk of needing to be hospitalized for a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation. Dronedarone is for people who have had this disorder in the past, but now have normal heart rhythm. Dronedarone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
dronedarone
DRUG TYPE
group III antiarrhythmics

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Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use dronedarone if you have severe liver disease, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, or if you have ever used amiodarone and then had liver or lung problems. You should not use dronedarone if you have a serious heart condition such as very slow heartbeats, "sick sinus syndrome," or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker).

Dronedarone can double your risk of death if you have certain heart conditions. You should not use this medicine if you have severe heart failure, if you were recently hospitalized for worsening heart failure symptoms, or if you have a "permanent" type of atrial fibrillation (this will be determined by your doctor).

Check your pulse often, and tell your doctor right away if you notice an irregular rhythm.

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact with dronedarone, and some drugs should not be used together.

Dronedarone can cause liver problems. Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms such as nausea, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, dark urine, or yellowing of your skin or eyes.

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