Question: Is dronedarone safer than amiodarone?

Amiodarone has greater efficacy than dronedarone for the maintenance of sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), whereas dronedarone has a better safety profile that could result in fewer treatment discontinuations and even in reduced mortality.

Is Multaq as good as amiodarone?

Multaq (or dronedarone) is a modified version of amiodarone without iodine, which provides the advantage for lower side effect profile (such as thyroid and lung toxicity) than amiodarone.

Is there a safer alternative to amiodarone?

Dronedarone has been viewed as a potential therapeutic alternative for amiodarone because of a lower risk for pulmonary, thyroid, and dermatologic adverse effects. Compared with amiodarone, dronedarone has poor bioavailability and a shorter terminal disposition half-life, which dictates a twice-daily dosing regimen.

How safe is dronedarone?

[12-19-2011] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed a safety review of the heart drug Multaq (dronedarone). This review showed that Multaq increased the risk of serious cardiovascular events, including death, when used by patients in permanent atrial fibrillation (AF).

Is Multaq dangerous?

As we know, now, since being approved by the FDA in 2009 and soon becoming an often-prescribed atrial fibrillation drug, Multaq has been associated with increased risks of serious side effects, including liver failure, interstitial lung disease (ILD), stroke, and sudden cardiac death.

Why is dronedarone safer than amiodarone?

Amiodarone has greater efficacy than dronedarone for the maintenance of sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), whereas dronedarone has a better safety profile that could result in fewer treatment discontinuations and even in reduced mortality.

Does dronedarone lower BP?

Dronedarones modest reduction in blood pressure, and more substantial decrease in heart rate during atrial fibrillation are other potential mechanisms of decreased stroke risk.

Is there an alternative to Multaq?

No. There is currently no therapeutically equivalent version of Multaq available in the United States. Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of Multaq. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe.

Can Dronedarone cause weight gain?

Using these medicines together may cause serious side effects. Check with your doctor right away if you develop any of the following: chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling of your hands, ankles, or feet, or weight gain. These may be symptoms of heart failure.

Can you take dronedarone long term?

Treatment with dronedarone can be long-term. You should continue to take the tablets unless you are advised otherwise. If you are having an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking dronedarone.

Can you eat oranges on statins?

Seville oranges, limes, and pomelos also contain this chemical and should be avoided if youre taking statins.

What is the safest beta blocker?

Cardioselective. A number of beta blockers, including atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Toprol, Lopressor), were designed to block only beta-1 receptors in heart cells. Since they dont affect beta-2 receptors in blood vessels and the lungs, cardioselective beta blockers are safer for people with lung disorders.

How long can I take dronedarone?

Treatment with dronedarone can be long-term. You should continue to take the tablets unless you are advised otherwise. If you are having an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking dronedarone.

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