Amiodarone 400mg twice a day is usually taken for one month after arrhythmia is controlled.
Initial dose (IV): 1000 mg over the first 24 hours of therapy, delivered by the following infusion regimen:
150 mg over the first 10 minutes (15 mg/min),
followed by 360 mg over the next 6 hours (1 mg/min).
Maintenance infusion: 540 mg over the remaining 18 hours (0.5 mg/min).
Initial dose (PO): Loading doses of 800 to 1600 mg/day are required for 1 to 3 weeks (occasionally longer) until initial therapeutic response occurs.
When adequate arrhythmia control is achieved, or if side effects become prominent, the dose should be reduced to 600 to 800 mg/day for one month and then to the maintenance dose, usually 400 mg/day. Some patients may require up to 600 mg/day. Amiodarone may be administered as a single daily dose, or in patients with severe gastrointestinal intolerance, as a twice daily dose.
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