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Amiodarone and heart rate

had Ablation recently and heart rate is low 54, still on amiodarone till next visit to E P'

Does amiodarone slow heart rate or is it just a rhythm control drug

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My understanding is that it is an anti Arrythmia drug - I don’t know if it also has a rate control action.

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My resting HR is 54 on bisoprolol and my doctor seems happy with it... It could be an effect of the ablation rather than amiodarone though? Just a thought. I would just mention it to your doctor to check they're okay with that.

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will do that thanks

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It’s a rate and rhythm control drug. It’s also quite nasty and should really be reserved for serious ventricular arrhythmias since there are much less toxic antiarrythmics on the market today. I was on it briefly and my pulse and blood pressure were very low. Ask for a different medication like Droneridrone or Flecainide. And look up the common side effects of Amiodarone. You should be informed what you are taking as the side effects are permanent.

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yes i know its a bad drug been on it for nearly 2 and half years, E P wont take me off it,

Phoned arithmia nurse to ask with i can come off it as now in Normal rhythm but she said stay on it till they see me in a couple of months at clinic. will get off it one day

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As Quilafizz says, this drug is serious. Please consult your doctor, or contact the EP's secretary, say you are not happy to take this any longer, and ask for a change now . . .

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thanks polski

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Rate and rhythm. That is in the literature. I have also documented it on myself.

Amiodarone can provoke what it is supposed to treat. If your heart rate goes too low, be careful.

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Thanks for the advice

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