CORDARONE- amiodarone hydrochloride tablet 
Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.

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MEDICATION GUIDE
Cordarone® ′KOR-DU-RŌN
(amiodarone HCl)

What is the most important information I should know about Cordarone? Cordarone can cause serious side effects that can lead to death including:

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms during treatment with Cordarone:

Cordarone should only be used in people with life-threatening heartbeat problems called ventricular arrhythmias, for which other treatments did not work or were not tolerated.

Cordarone can cause other serious side effects. See "What are the possible side effects of Cordarone?" If you get serious side effects during treatment you may need to stop Cordarone, have your dose changed, or get medical treatment. Talk with your doctor before you stop taking Cordarone.

You may still have side effects after stopping Cordarone Tablets because the medicine stays in your body months after treatment is stopped.

Tell all your healthcare providers that you take or took Cordarone Tablets.

What is Cordarone?

Cordarone is a prescription medicine used to treat life-threatening heartbeat problems called ventricular arrhythmias, for which other treatment did not work or was not tolerated. Cordarone has not been shown to help people with life-threatening heartbeat problems live longer. Cordarone should be started in a hospital to monitor your condition. You should have regular check-ups, blood tests, chest x-rays, and eye exams before and during treatment with Cordarone to check for serious side effects.

It is not known if Cordarone is safe and effective in children.

Who should not take Cordarone?

Do not take Cordarone if you:

What should I tell my doctor before taking Cordarone

Before you take Cordarone tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions including if you:

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take Cordarone?

What should I avoid while taking Cordarone?

What are the possible side effects of Cordarone?

See "What is the most important information I should know about Cordarone?"

The most common side effects of Cordarone include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Cordarone. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Cordarone Tablets?

Keep Cordarone and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of Cordarone

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use Cordarone for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Cordarone to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

If you would like more information, talk with your doctor. You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information about Cordarone that was written for health professionals.

For more information call 1-800-XXX-XXXX or go to www.pfizer.com.

What are the ingredients in Cordarone Tablets?

Active Ingredient: amiodarone HCl

Inactive Ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, starch, and FD&C Red 40.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Cordarone is a registered trademark of Sanofi-Synthelabo.

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Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Inc., a subsidiary of Pfizer Inc.