AMIODARONE HCL Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • low blood pressure
  • 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
  • inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs
  • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun
  • abnormal liver function tests

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • constipation
  • low energy
  • muscle tremors
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • decreased appetite
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • a feeling of general discomfort called malaise

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • overactive thyroid gland
  • a condition with low thyroid hormone levels
  • visual halos around lights
  • blurred vision
  • deposits on the eye
  • sudden blindness and pain upon moving the eye
  • optic neuropathy, a disease of the optic nerve
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • sinus bradycardia
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • chronic heart failure
  • skin discoloration

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • abnormal sexual function
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • visual sensitivity to light
  • dry eye
  • bruising under the skin
  • dizziness
  • difficulty sleeping
  • taste impairment
  • temporary redness of face and neck
  • headache
  • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • thyroid cancer
  • a disorder with excess antidiuretic hormone called syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone
  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • a type of blood disorder with a decrease in all types of blood cells called pancytopenia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • a type of movement disorder called parkinsonism
  • demyelination, a type of nervous system disorder
  • pseudotumor cerebri, a condition with high fluid pressure in the brain
  • a painful condition that affects the nerves in the legs and arms called peripheral neuropathy
  • a disease with shrinking and weaker muscles called myopathy
  • blind spot in the eye
  • vision loss
  • deterioration of the cornea of the eye
  • optic disk edema
  • atrioventricular block, a type of slow heart rhythm disorder
  • sinus arrest, a type of heart condition
  • a type of slowed heart rhythm disorder called heart block
  • sudden rapid heartbeat-paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia
  • atrial fibrillation
  • slow heartbeat
  • abnormal functioning of the sinus node of the heart
  • inflammation of the blood vessels
  • a type of lung condition called bronchiolitis obliterans
  • inflammation in the lungs due to an allergic reaction
  • pleuritis, a condition where the covering of the lung becomes inflamed
  • escape of fluid into the lungs
  • fluid in the lungs
  • pneumonia with high amount of eosinophil white blood cells
  • lung failure causing loss of breath
  • acute respiratory distress syndrome, a type of lung disorder
  • bronchospasm
  • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
  • blockage of normal bile flow
  • acute inflammation of the pancreas
  • kidney failure
  • decreased kidney function
  • inflammation of the epididymis of the testicles
  • inflammation of the skin due to an allergy
  • inflammation of the skin with blisters
  • erythema multiforme, a type of allergic skin reaction
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
  • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • skin rash with sloughing
  • a condition with symptoms that resemble lupus
  • a condition with muscle tissue breakdown called rhabdomyolysis
  • hallucinations
  • a skin rash
  • visible water retention
  • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
  • swollen lymph nodes
  • trouble breathing
  • coughing up of blood
  • decreased oxygen in the tissues or blood
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • reactions at the site of the injection
  • inflammation of the liver with stoppage of bile flow
  • tissue death
  • bleeding from the lungs
  • skin cancer
  • peripheral demyelinating neuropathy, a type of nerve disorder
  • a type of significant allergic skin reaction called DRESS syndrome

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • excessive saliva production
  • dry mouth
  • the inability to have an erection
  • a type of skin condition with redness and itching called eczema
  • hair loss
  • hives
  • backache
  • muscle spasm
  • muscle weakness
  • delirium
  • a sleep disorder
  • fever
  • abnormal manner of walking
  • cough
  • involuntary muscle movements
  • slowness of movement

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