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Amiodarone: (Cordarone)


- for treatment of recurrent Ventricular Fibrillation or hemodynamically unstable ventricular Tachycardia;
- Adult: Loading: 800-1600 mg/day for 1-3 weeks;
- Maintenance dose: 600-800 mg/day for 1 month, then 200-400 mg/day;
- Peds: 10 mg/kg/day divided q12hr PO for 7-10 days then reduce to 5 mg/kg/day divided q12hr if effective;
- Average half life of 53 days;
- Side Effects:
- pulmonary fibrosis and liver failure as well as exacerbation of arrhythmias