amiodarone - oral, Cordarone, Pacerone (cont.)
DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also How to Use section.Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.A product that may interact with this drug is: fingolimod.Many drugs besides amiodarone may affect the heart rhythm (QT prolongation), including dofetilide, pimozide, procainamide, quinidine, sotalol, macrolide antibiotics (such as clarithromycin, erythromycin), quinolone antibiotics (such as levofloxacin), among others. (See also Precautions section.)Other medications can affect the removal of amiodarone from your body, which may affect how amiodarone works. Examples include azole antifungals (such as itraconazole), cimetidine, protease inhibitors (such as fosamprenavir, indinavir), rifamycins (such as rifampin), St. John's wort, among others.Amiodarone can slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which may affect how they work. Examples of affected drugs include beta blockers (such as propranolol), calcium channel blockers (such as diltiazem, verapamil), clopidogrel, cyclosporine, digoxin, phenytoin, certain "statin" drugs (atorvastatin, lovastatin), trazodone, warfarin, among others.
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