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  1. [pharmaceutical drug] A particular medicine used against arrhythmia.


Amiodarone: An iodine-rich benzofuran derivative with antiarrhythmic and vasodilatory activities. As a class III antiarrhythmic agent, amiodarone blocks the myocardial calcium, potassium and sodium channels in cardiac tissue, resulting in prolongation of the cardiac action potential and refractory period. In addition, this agent inhibits alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors, resulting in a reduction in sympathetic stimulation of the heart, a negative chronotropic effect, and a decrease in myocardial oxygen demands. Amiodarone may cause vasodilation by stimulation of the release of nitric oxide and cyclooxygenase-dependent relaxing endothelial factors.

  • also known as Amiodaron, อะมิโอดาโรน, แอมมิโอดาโรน

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Google previewCardiothoracic Surgery (2013)

by Joanna Chikwe, David Cooke, Aaron Weiss

Amiodarone (150-300mg bolus iv) Amiodarone is an iodinated benzofuran. Action: increases the refractory period of all...

Google previewElectrophysiologic Testing (2008)

by Richard N. Fogoros, MD

Empiric treatmentwith amiodarone does notsufficiently reduce risk Amiodarone is a uniquely effective antiarrhythmic drug and, in addition, has the virtue of not causing very much proarrhythmia. On the negative side ...

Google previewSBA and MTF MCQs for the Primary FRCA (2012)

by James Nickells, Benjamin Walton, Writers Group

33: Amiodarone. Amiodarone is an acceptable first-line drug in the treatment of:...

Long explanation Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent that prolongs phase 3 of the cardiac action potential. The list of side effects such ...

Google previewDrugs for the Heart (2011)

by Lionel H. Opie, Bernard J. Gersh

Among class III agents, amiodarone is a powerful antiarrhythmic. 284 8 — Antiarrhythmic ...

Google previewThyroid Cancer and Other Thyroid Disorders, An Issue of Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, (2014)

by Kenneth D. Burman

AMIODARONE- INDUCED THYROID DYSFUNCTION Amiodarone is an iodine-rich antiarrhythmic agent effective for the treatment of ventricular and atrial tachyarrhythmias.

Google previewWylie Churchill-Davidson's A Practice of Anesthesia 7th Edition (2003)

by Thomas EJ Healy, Paul R Knight

Class III agents Amiodarone Amiodarone is a potent antiarrhythmic agent used in the control and prophylaxis of most supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias.” Amiodarone has noncompetitive antiadrenergic actions, resulting from the ...

Google previewTachycardias (2012)

by Borys Surawicz, C. Pratap Reddy, Eric N. Prystowsky

Conclusion Amiodarone is an amazing drug, not only because of its efficacy, but because of numerous unique features. There is no drug which, 20 years after the discovery, remains unmatched in efficacy; no drug of which the mode of action ...

Google previewAtrial Fibrillation, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics, (2014)

by Hakan Oral

,38 amiodarone treatment was associated with more noncardiac deaths in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III HF. Amiodarone is an iodine- rich ...

Google previewNetter's Neurology (2011)

by H. Royden Jones, Jr. Jr., Jayashri Srinivasan, Gregory J. Allam, Richard A. Baker

Amiodarone is an antiarrhythmic drug that causes a neuromyopathy similar to that produced by chloroquine. It can also cause myopathy indirectly, by inducing hypothyroidism. Colchicine may also cause either a myopathy or neuropathy, ...

Google previewKanski's Clinical Ophthalmology (2015)

A Systematic Approach by Brad Bowling

Amiodarone is a cardiac antiarrhythmic agent. Virtually all patients develop keratopathy (Fig. 20.1A), often soon after commencement. In general, the higher the dose ...

Google previewEndocrinology (2010)

Adult and Pediatric by J. Larry Jameson, Leslie J. De Groot

Amiodarone is a very potent and effective antiarrhythmic agent derived from benzofuran that contains large quantities of iodine (37% by weight). It bears some structural homology with thyroid hormones, and among its array of ...

Google previewSmall Animal Internal Medicine - Elsevieron VitalSource (2014)

by Richard W. Nelson, C. Guillermo Couto

Amiodarone is an iodinated compound that also has noncompetitive α1- and β- blocking effects, as well as Ca++ channel-blocking effects. The β-blocking effects occur soon after administration, but maximal class III effects (and prolongation of ...

Google previewStoelting's Anesthesia and Co-existing Disease (2012)

by Robert K. Stoelting, Roberta L. Hines, Katherine E. Marschall

Amiodarone is an antidysrhythmic structurally similar to thyroxine and procainamide. It acts on sodium, potassium, and calcium channels to produce α- and β-blocking effects that result in prolongation of the refractory period in ...

Google previewTherapeutics in Cardiology (2012)

by Antonio Bayés de Luna, A. Betriu, G. Permanyer

Amiodarone Amiodarone is a rather unique antiarrhythmic because of its frequent success in ...

Google previewChildren and Young People's Nursing at a Glance (2014)

by Alan Glasper, Jane Coad, Jim Richardson

Amiodarone is an anti-arrhythmic medication that increases the duration of the action potential and refractory period in the myocardium of both the atria and the ventricles. The conduction of the artioventricular node is also slowed. Amiodarone ...

Google previewPacemakers and Implatable Cardioverter Defibrillators, An Issue of Cardiology Clinics, (2014)

by Theofanie Mela

Amiodarone is a commonly utilized antiarrhythmic but has ...

Google previewEmergency Medicine (2012)

Clinical Essentials (Expert Consult -- Online) by James G. Adams

Amiodarone is a class III antiarrhythmic agent that is now recommended for patients with VF and pulseless VT and should be administered as a 5-mg/kg bolus. The dose may be repeated up to a maximum of 15 mg/kg.

Google previewPharmacology for Podiatrists (2008)

by Dr. Rae Morgan, Dr. Margaret Johnson

Amiodarone is an iodine-containing compound that acts as a ...

Google previewStudy Guide for Abrams' Clinical Drug Therapy (2013)

by Geralyn Frandsen

Answer: a and d RATIONALE: Amiodarone is a potassium channel blocker that prolongs conduction in all cardiac tissues and decreases heart rate; it also decreases contractility of the left ventricle. It has a Vasodilation effect, not a ...

Google previewMedical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Elsevieron Vitalsource (2013)

by Derek G. Waller, Tony Sampson

Amiodarone is a drug with multiple antiarrhythmic actions. It has class III actions by blocking several K+ channels and shows use-dependence (see above). However, amiodarone also has a class Ib-like action on Na+ channels, as well as ...

Google previewThe Top 100 Drugs (2014)

Clinical Pharmacology and Practical Prescribing by Andrew Hitchings, Dagan Lonsdale, Daniel Burrage, Emma Baker

Likewise, although amiodarone is an effective agent for both rate and rhythm control in atrial fibrillation, it is much too toxic for first-line use. Doxazosin is an α- blocker used in hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia; it has no role in atrial ...

Google previewAnesthesia: A Comprehensive Review Elsevieron VitalSource (2014)

by Brian A. Hall, Robert C. Chantigian

Amiodarone is a benzofurane derivative with a chemical structure similar to that of thyroxine, which accounts for its ability to cause either hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism. Altered thyroid function occurs in 2% to 4% of patients when ...

Google previewCardiac Catheterization in Congenital Heart Disease (2008)

Pediatric and Adult by Charles E. Mullins

Amiodarone Hydrochloride ( Cordarone) Amiodarone is a class III arrhythmic agent, which prolongs repolarization by ...

Google previewClinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach (2011)

by Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling

AmiodaroneAmiodarone is an anti-arrhythmia drug used in the treatment of ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation, and in restoration of sinus rhythm in atrial fibrillation. • Common systemic side-effects include thyroid dysfunction, pulmonary ...

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