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amiodarone

Side Effects

List amiodarone side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with amiodarone:

Common side effects of amiodarone:

  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Inflammation of the Alveoli of the LungsSevere
  • Interstitial PneumonitisSevere
  • Lung FibrosisSevere
  • Sun-Sensitive SkinSevere
  • Toxic Effect on Brain or Spinal Cord FunctionSevere
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel MovementsLess Severe
  • Involuntary QuiveringLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • Low EnergyLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe
  • UncoordinatedLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of amiodarone:

  • Abnormal Heart RhythmSevere
  • Blurred VisionSevere
  • Chronic Heart FailureSevere
  • Deposits on the EyeSevere
  • Disease of the Optic NerveSevere
  • Overactive Thyroid GlandSevere
  • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
  • Sinus BradycardiaSevere
  • Skin DiscolorationSevere
  • Sudden Blindness and Pain Upon Moving the EyeSevere
  • Sudden Rapid Heartbeat-Paroxysmal Ventricular TachycardiaSevere
  • Underactive ThyroidSevere
  • Ventricular FibrillationSevere
  • Very Rapid Heartbeat - Torsades de PointesSevere
  • Visual Halos Around LightsSevere
  • Altered Interest in Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • DizzyLess Severe
  • Dry EyeLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Hemorrhage of Blood Under the SkinLess Severe
  • Not Feeling WellLess Severe
  • Numbness and TinglingLess Severe
  • Sensitive to LightLess Severe
  • Sexual ProblemsLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Taste ProblemsLess Severe
  • Temporary Redness of Face and NeckLess Severe

Rare side effects of amiodarone:

  • Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the BloodSevere
  • Adult Respiratory Distress SyndromeSevere
  • Atrial FibrillationSevere
  • Atrioventricular Heart BlockSevere
  • Bleeding from the LungsSevere
  • Blood Clotting DisorderSevere
  • BronchospasmSevere
  • Coughing Up BloodSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Decreased Oxygen In The Tissues Or BloodSevere
  • Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Demyelinating DiseaseSevere
  • Deterioration of the Cornea of the EyeSevere
  • Discolored Spots and Small Elevations of the SkinSevere
  • EpididymitisSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Escape of Fluid into the LungsSevere
  • Fluid in the LungsSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • HallucinationSevere
  • Heart BlockSevere
  • Heart Failure - Sinoatrial ArrestSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • Inflammation in Lungs caused by Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Inflammation of Skin caused by an AllergySevere
  • Kidney DiseaseSevere
  • Kidney FailureSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Liver ProblemsSevere
  • Lung Failure causing Loss of BreathSevere
  • Muscle ProblemsSevere
  • Numbness, Tingling or Pain of Hands or FeetSevere
  • Optic Disk EdemaSevere
  • PancreatitisSevere
  • Pneumonia with High Amount of Eosinophil White Blood CellsSevere
  • Pseudotumor CerebriSevere
  • RashSevere
  • Reaction due to an AllergySevere
  • Serious Muscle Damage that may Lead to Kidney FailureSevere
  • ShockSevere
  • Signs and Symptoms at Injection SiteSevere
  • Skin Rash with SloughingSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Swollen Lymph NodesSevere
  • Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone SecretionSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Trouble BreathingSevere
  • Visible Water RetentionSevere
  • CoughLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • EczemaLess Severe
  • FeverLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • HivesLess Severe
  • Increased Eosinophils in the BloodLess Severe
  • Increased Production of SalivaLess Severe
  • Involuntary Muscle MovementsLess Severe
  • Puffy Face from Water RetentionLess Severe

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