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User Reviews for Amiodarone to treat Supraventricular Tachycardia

Also known as: Pacerone, Nexterone

Amiodarone has an average rating of 7.3 out of 10 from a total of 6 ratings for the treatment of Supraventricular Tachycardia. 83% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 17% reported a negative effect.

Amiodarone Rating Summary

7.3/10 average rating

6 ratings from 6 user reviews.

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Sad September 28, 2020

“This drug is dangerous. My father took it after having a pacemaker/defibrillator put in It had a toxic effect on him crystallised his lungs and he died less than a month after taking amiodarone. Since his death I have talked to other people who had the same experience with their parents. BEWARE and look for side effects so you can stop it quickly!!!”

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Ron · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 8, 2019

“I have been on this drug amiodarone for 3 years for V-tach resulting from bad wiring. For the lung problems, I take an expectorant periodically to relief congestion. I go to the gym three times a week and work out with weights and treadmill to combat muscle weakness and shortness of breath. Very important to keep weight down as this will add to shortness of breath. I use L-Arginine to help with male performance do not use Viagra...too dangerous. The ICD has shocked me around 8 times since 2014...this drug did not help with that. Ejection Fraction at 25%. Recently had an endo-ablation. Next is a epi-ablation as the doctors seek to eliminate this drug from my medication regiment. The shocks originally occurred prior to the prescribing of this drug. Once on 400mg/day shocks stopped. Last year dosage was reduced to 200mg/day and shocks returned four months later. Move to 600mg/day until ablation, now on 200mg/day since PVC's stopped. I am 69 years old.”

8 / 10
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Ced9888 May 23, 2019

“I use amiodarone as current medical treatment for WPW Syndrome. It is very convenient as a medication as I have to take only 1 or 2 amiodarone pill per day as compared to other meds like beta blockers or flecanide which needs a round the clock dose. However, the downside is all the side effects that this medication have. From elevated liver enzymes for someone who does not consume alcoholic drinks to photophobia (light sensitivity) this med may not be for everyone. I wear tinted prescription lenses of 85% density day and night as I became sensitive to lights after 2 months of the treatment. But, I accept to live like a visually impaired person rather than constantly having tachycardia episodes that lasts for hours and having WPW attacks at night even when I sleep. Take it at your own risk bearing in mind that sometimes the therapeutic benefit it gives outweighs the side effects.”

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Grandma · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 14, 2021

“Started with Amiodarone 200 mg without food ,in the middle of the day, (in AM I take my HTN meds Irbesartan, Hydrochlorothiazide, plus Metformin for frequent supraventricular tachycardia 5- 4 times/ week, regular with few PVT, with episodes 5 minutes to 3 hours almost daily, apparently calmed down by repeated Valsalva manoever. Being 81 years old with multiple other conditions, I refused atrial ablation. I tried Diltiazem, Metoprolol, Bisoprolol alone, having also HTN. Nothing worked, got progressively tired (plus other side effects) and slowly SVT duration and frequency increased under any of above treatment until Dr at one episode under 1. Added at Bisoprolol 5 mg, Amiodarone 200 mg. After 2 weeks, I saw HR 46-47, so I reduced to half, and my situation is improved ( 1 SVT under 15 min. /week stopped after Valsalva.”

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Megan · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 23, 2021

“I am taking Amiodarone 100 mg since 5 months. After 2 weeks, my supraventricular tachycardia previously 2-3 times/ week did disappear. No lung or liver complication, except photosensitivity and vision problem. I replaced iodized salt with Himalaya and pray God to keep me out of salt. Though, tiredness is excessive, so probably I will discontinue .”

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Homer · Taken for 1 to 2 years March 25, 2019

Pacerone (amiodarone): “The Pacerone takes a couple of weeks to kick in but works great after that.”

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