Selected Beta-Blockers/Amiodarone; Dronedarone
This information is generalized and not intended as specific medical advice. Consult your healthcare professional before taking or discontinuing any drug or commencing any course of treatment.
Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.
How the interaction occurs:
Amiodarone and dronedarone may decrease the ability of your liver to remove some beta-blockers.
What might happen:
The levels of your beta-blocker in your body may cause your blood pressure to decrease too much. Symptoms of low blood pressure include: dizziness, weakness, irregular heartbeat, nausea, drowsiness, confusion, and slurred speech.
What you should do about this interaction:
Let your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) know that you are taking these medicines together. Your doctor may want to change the dose of your beta-blocker or change you to a different beta-blocker. Let your doctor know right away if you develop dizziness, weakness, blurred vision, or low blood pressure.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.
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