the need to improve monitoring of patients on amiodarone (Cordarone)

Health officials are becoming aware of the need to improve monitoring of patients on amiodarone (Cordarone).

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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