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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of cordarone oral.

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Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
3/24/2011 7:34:37 PM

Reviewer: southernbellak, 45-54 Female (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My mother passed away in January 2011 after many years of being on amiodarone.Death certificate stated she had interstitial pneumonitis and respiratory. As you may know this drug causes respiratory failure and I believe it contributed to her death as she was never diagnosed or had any respiratory problems. Pulmonary fibrosis doesn't just creep up on you. Does anyone have any patient informati ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
9/7/2010 11:23:41 PM

Reviewer: Bo, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Taking 400 mg to begin treatment for A-fib. After about 3 weeks, I have experienced new problems. Bruise very easily, strong blood in urine, baloated stomach, possible swelling of kidney, Thyroid factor of 1.1 (bottom normal is 4.5), trouble with balance when walking, poor sleep, lots of yawning, swelling of feet and shins. I had seemed to be doing good and all of a sudden all hell broke loose. ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
7/20/2010 10:05:56 AM

Reviewer: Oliver, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was having a procedure called Atrial Ablation, when the doctor nickef my heart, had to be rushed to the OR for Surgery. In hospital for 5 days heart did not go back into normal sinus rythum, put me on this drug. 4 Years later still on drug, having problems with shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing, weight gain, stomack protrusion. Have had 4 Cat Scans in 4 years having another today to che ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
7/8/2010 2:22:28 AM

Reviewer: ASD Repair User, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I am taking 1-200 mg. Amio tablet a day as a post-open heart surgery for ASD (hole in heart) repair. I have noticed that I have more acid indigestion. From this site, I realize that part of the formula for Amio is HCL - basically, stomach acid. I have had problems with HCL before. Now I know why Amio is bothering me. Pepto Bismal tabliets help, but I might take something stronger.

Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
11/23/2009 3:39:46 AM

Reviewer: maggi, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have sun sensitivity, 46% reduced lung function, hypothyroidism, thinning hair,blurred vision and still get some fibrillation. I am very unhappy with the terrible side effects. My health is much worse using it.

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