Driving whilst taking Amiodarone

Can anyone tell me if I am allowed to drive if I'm prescribed amiodarone? I'm waiting to find out if if I have WPW Syndrome which is a particular type of AF. I see that they may prescribe it while waiting for ablation treatment. I desperately need to get my driving licence back and if I do need an op, I don't know how long that will take to get schedule and be performed.

Thanks.

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  • There is nothing to stop you driving with Amiodarone. In fact unless you have black outs AF does not stop you driving. Go to DVLA website and search "medical conditions and driving" and you will get all the info you need.

    Bob

  • Wow, super-quick response there Bob, many thanks!

  • And you're right, the only reason I've had my licence revoked at the moment is that my condition is "under investigation".... DVLA don't like the unknown!

  • I had my license revoked after my first of three cardiac arrests. Was told I had to be clear for at least 6 months before I could get my license back. Unfortunately I had a further two cardiac arrests a bit later & so took the difficult decision not to take up driving again even though I have not had another attack for the last 2.5 years. Better to be safe than sorry,

  • Fair enough Roger, I can appreciate that. Fortunately, all I've had is a dizzy spell that put me on the floor for a couple of minutes - I didn't even lose consciousness. However, as I drive a Special Needs School minibus for a living, I thought I'd do the right thing and put my hand up. it. I wonder if I'll ever see my licence again :-(

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