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User Reviews for Amiodarone to treat Ventricular Fibrillation

Also known as: Pacerone, Nexterone

Amiodarone has an average rating of 5.0 out of 10 from a total of 11 ratings for the treatment of Ventricular Fibrillation. 45% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 45% reported a negative effect.

Amiodarone Rating Summary

5.0/10 average rating

11 ratings from 12 user reviews.

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Reviews for Amiodarone

fruitfirst December 24, 2011

“I had a pacemaker installed, was started on Amiodarone immediately after and left hospital 4 days later. Three days later was returned to hospital with serious pulmonary problems. Everyone thought I had pneumonia but it was side effects from the Amiodarone and the pulmonary Doctor replaced it immediately with another medicine. ”

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Kim2025 April 16, 2017

“My 73 year old mother was prescribed this drug after bypass surgery. She went through the surgery fine and came home but she eventually succumbed to the side effects of this drug. Her kidneys, liver and lungs shut down. She was unable to overcome the side effects of the drug. I should note that she never smoked or drank alcohol. ”

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I'm not Tachy · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 28, 2016

“Began Nexterone (amiodarone) IV in the hospital. I was taken off of it, but went into afib again, so they reinstated it. Then they started me on it orally, again went into afib so they put me back on the IV. Was discharged (after 4 weeks in the hospital intensive care ward for tachycardia/afib; sepsis; pneumonia; pancreatitis, MRSA, and then renal failure most likely as a result of all the antibiotics/meds for every thing else). Taking 200 mgs per day and heart rate has been stable for the three weeks I've been out of the hospital (and on dialysis 3 days per week). The potential side effects (lung scarring, liver and thyroid issues, and eyesight issues-which I think I am already developing) are extremely scary. Would like to DC .”

8 / 10
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Maxy · Taken for less than 1 month September 5, 2018

“Was put on Amiodarone while in hospital then given 800mg to take when I got home was breathless when I left the hospital could not get my breath that night, 0 blood pressure rushed back to hospital next day lucky to still be here. Now all my records show allergic to Amiodarone. Was on Levothyroxine should never have been put on Amiodarone as it is full of Iodine. See Amiodarone Thyroid toxicity.”

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Anonymous August 13, 2009

“Three weeks after commencing amiodarone I had developed an itchy skin rash (under clothing, not photosensitive) which started below my knees, and spread over my whole body within eight weeks. At that time I wore a halter monitor to assess rhythm and my condition was worse than when I was on other medicines. The side effects were pronounced, the results poor, at least in my case.”

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Captain Mary August 22, 2014

“After taking medicine for a year after ablation started getting severe constipation and low thyroid. Dr. then took me off of it. No more constipation! Just feeling tired now and need to get thyroid checked again. Also heart has stayed in rhythm thus far about 4 weeks.”

8 / 10
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Nick Burke · Taken for 6 months to 1 year October 10, 2015

“I was diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation back in April. I was put on this medication as a way of helping my heart return to its regular beat. I had my heart shocked about a month ago & because I hadn't been on the medication long enough the procedure was a failure.”

8 / 10
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Jess · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 23, 2021

“Been on amiodarone for about 6 months due to AFIB for over six moths. Did not see cardiologist due to covid. Started on 400 mg per day then 200 mg per day until cardio version. Went back into sinus rhythm in the operating theater so cardio version was aborted. The drug does help my AFIB. Side effects are very bad dreams, insomnia, skin rash that is difficult to heal and now hypothyroidism. Started on thyroid medication today. The electro physiologist want to do ablation but I declined.”

6 / 10
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Ray · Taken for less than 1 month January 27, 2019

“This drug killed my father in a matter of a few weeks.”

1 / 10
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WORKS WELL · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 5, 2016

“My ef iprove from 29 to 40 no more no more fibleration and the cva will not return”

10 / 10
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Rafy · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 22, 2018

“ Amiodarone is very good at preventing a heart attack. It keeps my heart beating normally ..”

10 / 10
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Uncle Clyde November 25, 2017

“Has really helped me for the last 5 Months .”

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