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Published: 12/2009

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
AMIODARONE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLETS 100mg "SANDOZ"
 Active ingredient:
Amiodarone hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
white to faintly yellow tablet, diameter: 8.1 mm, thickness: 3.4 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face) 塩酸アミオダロン, AMD100, (Back) アミオダロン塩酸塩100mg 「サンド」, SANDOZ

Effects of this medicine

This medicine works to relieve abnormal excitation of the heart by blocking the potassium channel of cardiac muscle and consequently normalizes a wild heartbeat.
It is usually used to treat recurrent arrhythmia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have sick sinus syndrome or atrioventricular block.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Initial period: In general, for adults, take 4 tablets (400 mg of the active ingredient) a day in 1 to 2 divided doses for 1 to 2 weeks.
    Maintenance period: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (200 mg of the active ingredient) a day in 1 to 2 divided doses.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose when you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and follow your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Pay attention not to take any food containing St. John's wort with the medicine, since it may decrease blood level of this medicine and diminish medicinal effects.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include pulmonary dysfunction (cough, frog, fever), vision disorder (brightness, foggy vision, reduced visual acuity), rash and photosensitivity. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • cough, respiratory distress [interstitial pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, alveolitis]
  • palpitation/chest distress, cough, syncope [aggravation of arrhythmia, Torsades de pointes, cardiac failure, bradycardia, cardiac arrest, complete atrioventricular block, blood pressure falling]
  • general malaise, loss of appetite, yellowing of the skin and the white of eyes [fulminant hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver disorder]
  • convulsion, consciousness disorder [syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion]
  • bloody phlegm, haematemesis, respiratory distress [alveolar hemorrhage]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy on how to discard the remainder.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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