Drug interactions between amiodarone and iodine
Interactions between your drugs
There were no interactions found in our database between amiodarone and iodine - however, this does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Amiodarone is in the drug class group III antiarrhythmics.
- Amiodarone is used to treat the following conditions:
A total of 3 drugs are known to interact with iodine.
- Iodine is a member of the drug class minerals and electrolytes.
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: amiodarone
Amiodarone may be taken with or without food but should be taken at the same way each time. You should avoid consuming grapefruits and grapefruit juice while taking amiodarone. Do not increase or decrease the amount of grapefruit products in your diet without first talking to your doctor. Grapefruit can raise the levels of amiodarone in your body and lead to dangerous side effects. This can affect the rhythm of your heart. Call your doctor if you have symptoms of irregular heartbeat, chest tightness, blurred vision or nausea.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
Systemic iodine containing compounds
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'systemic iodine containing compounds' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'systemic iodine containing compounds' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.