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Amiodarone can affect your lungs!

I was looking though some of my old and new drugs to see if there was any links to the many conditions and reactions I have and found this.

Drugs such as nitrofurantoin, amiodarone, bleomycin, and many others can rarely cause interstitial lung disease.

Do not panic if you are on them but worth talking to your GP if you have a lung condition too.

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Hummm those on Amioderone like me would porobaly ask how interstitial lung disease manifests its self?


Causes of Interstitial Lung Disease

Bacteria, viruses, and fungi are known to cause interstitial pneumonias. Regular exposures to inhaled irritants at work or during hobbies can also cause some interstitial lung disease. These irritants include:


Silica dust


Coal dust, or various other metal dusts from working in mining

Grain dust from farming

Bird proteins (such as from exotic birds, chickens, or pigeons)

But it is more if you have a lung disease it might be worth not being on Amioderone. I have Restrictive Lung Disease and was taken off it.


Thanks offcut, I asked my GP about a test for lungs and she told me that any xrays would pick this up and so far nothing unusual, I don't always trust xrays showing everything though so good to know. I did however have a test for thyroid done a few days ago.


Normally, the interstitium is so thin it can't be seen on chest X-rays or CT scans. so that is good to hear.

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