Who should not take Multaq?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • complete heart block
  • second degree atrioventricular heart block
  • torsades de pointes
  • a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • sick sinus syndrome
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • severe heart failure
  • suddenly serious symptoms of heart failure
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • a type of inflammation of the lung called interstitial pneumonitis
  • a condition where there is formation of fibrous tissue in the lung called pulmonary fibrosis
  • severe liver disease
  • acute kidney failure
  • kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • pregnancy
  • a mother who is producing milk and breastfeeding
  • Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk
  • Worsening of Chronic Heart Failure

Allergies:

  • Amiodarone Analogues
  • Amiodarone

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