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Amiodarone

Also known as Cordarone X, Cordarone, Pacerone, Amidox, and Nexterone


Amiodarone (sold under the brand name Nexterone by Baxter Healthcare Corporation) is an antiarrhythmic agent used for various types of cardiac dysrhythmias, both ventricular and atrial. It was discovered in 1961. Despite relatively common side-effects, it is used in arrhythmias that are otherwise difficult to treat with medication.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $18.35 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed amiodarone to treat atrial fibrillation, heart failure, coronary atherosclerosis, and cardiomyopathy.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking amiodarone most commonly experience side effects like decreased heart rate, nausea, and cardiac arrest.

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