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Amiodarone

Introduction

Class of drug

  • Class 3 antidysrhythmic agent.

Uses

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Indications

  • Reserved for refractory atrial and ventricular tachycardias.
  • Control of ventricular pre-excitation syndromes.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Increases serum concentrations of digoxin Digoxin and diltiazem Diltiazem.
    Enhanced efficacy may be seen if combined with mexiletine Mexiletine.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Jacobs Get al(2000)Hepatopathy in 4 dogs treated with amiodarone.J Vet Intern Med14, (1) 96-9.
  • Bicer Set al(2000)Hemodynamic and electrocardiographic effects of graded doses of amiodarone in healthy dogs anesthetized with morphine / alpha chloralose.J Vet Intern Med14, (1) 90-5.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary. Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA.

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