Has anyone stopped amiodarone and replaced it with a different drug?

Posted by ashby1947 @ashby1947, Dec 5, 2020

After about 10 weeks on amiodarone (for SVT), I stopped taking it because of very unpleasant side effects. My cardiologist put me on an additional clonidine patch (total 2). Now I'm weaning off clonidine patch, one at a time due to bad side effects and uncontrolled HP. I have started hydralazine 25 mg TID hoping the BP will be better controlled with manageable side effects. If you have weaned off amiodarone, what have you replaced it with? Was the transition smooth?

Thank you for any experiences you care to share. I hope today is a good day for you! Sue

@breathe43

Does anyone know if there is an alternative for amiodarone? Some devastating side effects!

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@marywh Hi and yes I was also on Mexiletine and when things got really bad I was on both but I know Amiodirone seems to be the go to med.

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@breathe43

Does anyone know if there is an alternative for amiodarone? Some devastating side effects!

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@breathe43 Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect! Glad you could join us. You will see that I moved your comment to a discussion where several members are discussing amiodarone alternatives.

Can you share how long you have been on the medication and what side effects you are experiencing?

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