Precautions and Warnings With Amiodarone Premixed Injection
Let your healthcare provider know if you have any types of breathing problems or allergies before starting treatment with amiodarone premixed injection. Other precautions for helping to ensure a safe treatment include warnings for potentially serious drug interactions or life-threatening heart rhythm problems. Also, women who are pregnant or nursing should discuss the potential risks with their healthcare provider.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to receiving amiodarone premixed injection (Nexterone®) if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Heart disease, such as congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Had a heart attack in the past two years
- Lung disease or breathing problems
- Heart rhythm problems (other than the problem for which you are using amiodarone premixed injection)
- A very slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- A pacemaker
- Thyroid problems
- Plans to have surgery, including eye surgery or dental surgery
- Been told you have low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.