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The use of amiodarone in clinical practice: the problem of side effects

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Author(s): O.V. Gaisenok

Journal: Racionalʹnaâ Farmakoterapiâ v Kardiologii
ISSN 1819-6446

Volume: 6;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 823;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: amiodarone | side effects | pro-arrhythmic action | amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis | dronedaron.

ABSTRACT
Characteristics of amiodarone in clinical practice are focused on. Amiodarone pharmacological mode of action and its pro-arrhythmic effect is presented. As well as various side effects that can happen in clinical practice. Special attention is paid to the problem of amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis, its classification, diagnosis and treatment. Prospects of new anti-arrhythmic drugs class III, in particular dronedaron are also discussed.
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