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In the US, Amiodarone (amiodarone systemic) is a member of the drug class group III antiarrhythmics and is used to treat Arrhythmia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation and Ventricular Tachycardia.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiarrhythmic agent, class III

Chemical Names

2-Butyl-3-benzofuranyl p-[2-(dietylamino)etoxy]-m,m-diiodophenyl ketone (WHO)

Metanone, (2-butyl-3-benzofuranyl)[4-[2-(dietylamino)etoxy]-3,5-diiodophenyl]- (USAN)

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Amiodarone (OS: BAN, USAN, DCIT, DCF)
  • SKF 33134-A (IS)
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride (OS: BANM, JAN)
  • L 3428 (IS)
  • Amiodarone (chlorhydrate d') (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, USP 38)
  • Amiodarone hydrochloride (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amiodaronhydrochlorid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Amiodaroni hydrochloridum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
USANUnited States Adopted Name
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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