Amiodarone (Cordarone, Nextrone, Pacerone) is an oral and injectable medication prescribed to correct abnormal rhythms of the heart. Side effects, drug interactions (an extensive list), warnings and precautions, and pregnancy efficacy should be reviewed prior to taking any medication.
TIKOSYN is indicated for the maintenance of normal sinus rhythm (delay in time to recurrence of atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter [AF/AFl]) in patients with atrial fibrillation/atrial flutter of greater than one week duration who have been converted to normal sinus rhythm.
Paroxysmal AFib is an episode of uncoordinated movement of the atria that occurs occasionally, then stops. Learn about causes, treatments, and risk factors. Paroxysmal AFib is an episode of uncoordinated movement of the atria that occurs occasionally, then stops.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common serious abnormal heart rhythm. In Europe and North America, as of 2014, it affects about 2 to 3% of the population. This is an increase from 0.4 to 1% of the population around 2005. In the developing world about 0.6% of males and 0.4% of females are affected.
XARELTO ® is a prescription medicine used to reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation, not caused by a heart valve problem. For patients currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how XARELTO ® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke.
Warfarin also is used in people with atrial fibrillation or artificial heart valves to reduce the risk of strokes, and after a heart attack. It also is helpful in preventing blood clots from forming in certain orthopedic surgeries such as knee or hip replacements.