Posted 6/21/2006 9:21 AM (GMT -6)
I have no personal experience that I can share with you regarding this medicine, but I have heard it mentioned many times. I would be glad to be stopping this medicine. It is in a class of dangerous medicines. Probably some of the most dangerous of cardiac meds, the arrhythmia meds. I would much rather have an ICD than risk all of the side effects of this medicine. That is what many doctors, or the Electrophsyiologist recommend, I have read.
I just finished reading about amiodorone on a pharm site, and it stated this medicine is indicated for ventricular arrhythmias, and ventricular tachycardia.
I didn't find anything about depression upon discontinuation but we all know that after 11 years of taking any med, or placebo, stopping it could cause lots of things.
I sure hope that she can find relief soon. You can be a big help to her, as I am sure you know.
Best of health to you and your woman,