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What Is Multaq (Dronedarone)?
Multaq is the brand name of the generic prescription drug dronedarone.
It's used to treat people who currently have a normal heart rhythm but have had atrial fibrillation (a disorder that causes an irregular heartbeat) in the past.
The drug lowers the risk of hospitalization in these people.
Multaq belongs to a class of drugs known as anti-arrhythmics. It works by helping the heart beat in a normal rhythm.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Multaq in 2009. It's manufactured by Sanofi.
Multaq contains a black-box warning because it may increase the risk of death in people with severe heart failure.
Tell your doctor if you have heart failure that causes shortness of breath while at rest or after minimal physical exertion.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you've been hospitalized for heart failure in the past month.
The drug also contains a black-box warning because it shouldn't be used if you have permanent atrial fibrillation that can't be brought back to normal.
Multaq may increase the risk of hospitalization, stroke, or death in people with permanent atrial fibrillation. The medicine should only be used to treat temporary heart rhythm disorders.
Call your doctor immediately if you notice a fast or irregular heartbeat while taking Multaq.
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you have, or have ever had:
- Any type of heart problem
- Liver disease
- Liver or lung problems that developed after taking the medicines Cordarone or Pacerone (amiodarone)
- Kidney disease
- An electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood)
- A pacemaker or defibrillator
- Allergies to medications
Your doctor will probably want to perform frequent tests to check your body's response to Multaq. Keep all appointments with your doctor and laboratory.
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Multaq. Talk to your doctor if this is a concern.
Tell your health care provider you're taking Multaq before having any type of surgery, including a dental procedure.
Continue to take Multaq even if you feel well. Don't stop taking the drug without first talking to your doctor.
Pregnancy and Multaq
Multaq can harm an unborn baby or cause birth defects. Don't take this medicine if you're pregnant.
Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant while taking Multaq.
Be sure to use an effective form of birth control if you're a woman of childbearing age who takes the drug.
It's not known whether Multaq passes into breast milk or could hurt a breastfeeding baby. Don't breastfeed while taking Multaq.
Multaq Side Effects
Common Side Effects of Multaq
Tell your doctor if any of the following side effects become severe or don't go away:
- Skin rash, itching, or redness
Serious Side Effects of Multaq
Tell your doctor immediately if you experience any of the symptoms listed in the Warnings section above, or any of the following serious side effects:
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Chest tightness
- Dry cough, or coughing up frothy mucus
- Difficulty sleeping because of breathing problems
- Rapid weight gain in a short amount of time
- Slowed heartbeat
- Fever or flu-like symptoms
- Severe itching
- Yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Unusual bleeding or bruising
- Severe nausea or vomiting
- Loss of appetite
- Extreme tiredness or lack of energy
- Dark-colored urine
- Light-colored stools
- Little or no urination
- Sudden, severe headache
- Sudden loss of vision
- Weakness or numbness in an arm or leg
- Difficulty concentrating
- Problems with memory or learning new things
Many drugs may interact with Multaq. Tell your doctor about all prescription, non-prescription, illegal, recreational, herbal, nutritional, or dietary drugs you're taking, especially:
Multaq and Grapefruit
Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may affect how Multaq works in your body.
Talk to your doctor about this potential interaction.
Multaq comes as a tablet to take by mouth. The typical dose is 400 milligrams (mg) twice a day.
Try to take the drug around the same time each day. It's best to take Multaq with a morning meal and an evening meal.
Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully. Don't take more or less Multaq than is recommended.
Video: Dronedarone or Multaq Medication Information (dosing, side effects, patient counseling)
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