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Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
10/9/2008 4:49:01 PM

Reviewer: geobet, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
loss of hair .throid problems coughwhen i go to bed .tremors of one hand and also my head .

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
9/27/2008 11:43:02 AM

Reviewer: JPaulHamm, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is a dangerous drug. It takes a MRI to detect spots on the lungs. If you have trouble breathing or shortness of breath, insist on a MRI. The side effects are, dizziness, shortness of breath, lack of energy and others. A friend of mine was taking this drug and was having all of the side effects and we saw him deteriorate and the DR said it was not the Amiodarone. After a MRI was done on t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
9/14/2008 11:15:08 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My father is currently being evaluated for possible drug-induced pneumonia following taking amiodarone for several weeks. His pneumonia is resisting treatment with IV antibiotics. After reading the other reviews posted here, I can't imagine why his cardiologist even considered using it for a patient already dealing with serious lung disease!

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
8/4/2008 3:57:48 PM

Reviewer: CyndyR, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am taking this Medication for 3 months and have alot of side effects such as: Chest discomfort, dizzieness, blurred vision, light headedness, upset stomach with consitpation. Doctor stated even though all test show heart is OK must take this med for 6 months or if fibrillation comes again would nee dto be on this med for the rest of my life. So I continue to take this med. I have spoken to m ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
7/17/2008 4:15:49 PM

Reviewer: 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
unfortunately,i did not tolerate this medicine at all.also, unfortunately, i had serious side effects from this medicine and didn't realize that they were side effects. my physician told me not to pay attention to too many of the side effects or i would be scared off the med by them. after being on the medicine for 5 weeks i awoke one day barely able to get out of bed and get downstairs. i had ... Show Full Comment

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