Amiodarone (Cordarone) must now be dispensed with a patient Medication Guide

Amiodarone (Cordarone) must now be dispensed with a patient Medication Guide...for both new AND refill prescriptions.

Amiodarone is often preferred over riskier antiarrhythmics. But amiodarone has its own serious side effects.

Lung injury affects about 1 out of 100 people...and about 10% of these patients die from pneumonitis. Tell patients to report breathing difficulties. Stop the drug if lung injury is confirmed.

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