About Multaq

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About Multaq

Dronedarone is used in adult patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The prerequisite is that the suffering does not progress and the cardiac arrhythmias manifest themselves as seizure-related atrial fibrillation. The active ingredient prevents further seizures, but it can also slow the heartbeats too fast.

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Slow heartbeat
  • Prevent atrial fibrillation
  • Dampen Stimulus on Heart

This is how Dronedaron works

Below you will learn more about the fields of application and the mode of action of dronedarone.
Please also read the information on the drug group antiarrhythmic drugs,
to which the active substance dronedarone belongs.

Application of the active substance dronedarone

Dronedarone is used in adult patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The prerequisite is that the suffering does not progress and the cardiac arrhythmias manifest themselves as seizure-related atrial fibrillation. The active ingredient prevents further seizures, but it can also slow the heartbeats too fast.

For the following application areas of Dronedaron , in-depth information is available:

  • arrhythmia

How Dronedaron works

Dronedarone belongs to the drug group of antiarrhythmic drugs, ie the drugs that influence the heartbeat. In animal experiments, dronedarone prevents atrial fibrillation or restores normal cardiac rhythm. It also prevents tachycardia emanating from the heart chambers (ventricular tachycardia), and ventricular fibrillation.

Dronedarone can not be clearly attributed to any of the subgroups of antiarrhythmic drugs as it is a multichannel blocker. That is, it alters the exchange of both potassium, sodium, and calcium in the nerve and muscle fibers of the heart. Dronedarone is most likely to affect the electrical conductivity of the nerve fibers that regulate heart activity and cardiac muscle activity. In addition, dronedarone also abolishes the effect of the stress hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine, which provide an acceleration of the heartbeat at the heart.

Dronedarone slows the heartbeat and makes the heart less sensitive to the nerve stimuli that cause it to contract. This reduces the oxygen demand of the heart muscle and the heart works less strained. Because it works dilatingly on the blood vessels, it lowers the blood pressure in the arteries without weakening the heart. The coronary arteries are also enlarged, which provides the heart muscle with better blood itself.

Potential Multaq side effects may include:

Multaq used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Amy A. Parker says:
    3.5 rating

    Multaq for High blood pressure; Atrial fibrillation

    I take the drug for atrial fibrillation. VHF has not recurred since ingestion. The pulse is a bit low, between 45 and 50, blood pressure is treated with beta-blockers (metohexal and ACE inhibitors) I’m worried about the increase in liver values, which were always normal before. Just for information: I do not drink alcohol at all. On other medications I take: L Thyroxin 75, Vistagan eye drops, Marcumar 3 times half a tabl. Weekly.

  2. Jimmie K. Carroll says:
    2.5 rating

    Multaq for Heart rhythm disturbances

    Ingestion uncomplicated. Side effect as commonly described: diarrhea

  3. William L. Lane says:
    3.5 rating

    Multaq for Atrial fibrillation

    Significant shortness of breath, very limited load-bearing capacity, even small bursts of sweat,

    Side effects: Shortness of breath
  4. Paul J. Nevin says:
    3.0 rating

    Multaq for Atrial fibrillation

    Take the medication for 3 months now and have had heart rhythm disturbances with atrial fibrillation for about one week (2 to 3 times a week). Will ask my cardiologist for advice. Furthermore, strong shortness of breath with exhaustion.

    Side effects: Shortness of breath; Fatigue
  5. Sang M. Gerry says:
    3.0 rating

    Multaq for Atrial fibrillation

    Pradaxa I get severe constipation, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, body aches, depression, diarrhea, hair loss, body aches, at first very bad, but it must take as it repeatedly atrial fibrillation get and several times already needed electric shock to the pulse of 180 back to normal I got a defibrillator implanted in 2009 and constantly live in fear that it might trigger and cause a shock. On the other hand, he is my lifesaver. In August, I have to Aplation of the heart and I hope with success that I am allowed to sell my medication after a year.

  6. Thomas K. Stevens says:
    3.0 rating

    Multaq for Heart rhythm disturbances

    I have found that the drug causes temporary respiratory distress. My doctor says no. Presumably, it also causes discomfort in the legs. Since taking this medicine, I’ve had numbness and cramps in my legs.

    Side effects: Difficulty in breathing
  7. Bruce C. Nunn says:
    4.0 rating

    Prior use Amiodarone / With this drug, the sinus rhythm has stopped for some days on its own.After taking Multaq constant Rytmusrrrrungen at a pulse of 50 to 60 and blood pressure 130/75. During exercise, the irregular pulse rate is unpleasantly noticeable. Especially when lying down, the feeling of shortness of breath occurs. Also means insomnia, restlessness and exhaustion. If the sinus rhythm has not occurred, the specialist has advised an electric shock. Hope that the regular pulse rate after prolonged ingestion by itself occurs.

  8. Michael G. Miller says:
    3.0 rating

    Have taken Multaq for over a year – the VHF has become weaker in intensity, but not gone away. As a major side effect, there was a feeling of weakness and powerlessness with shortness of breath. In addition, the liver values increased. After weaning, these normalized rapidly and my old ability returned.

    Side effects: Difficulty in breathing
  9. Kelly C. Pewitt says:
    3.5 rating

    Multaq for High blood pressure; Heart rhythm disturbances

    Hello After heart rhythm disturbances I was prescribed 2.5 mg bisoprolol, which I also took well over 1 year together with Ass 100. At the beginning I tolerated them quite well. After renewed arrhythmia lasting more than 6 days, which could only be resolved with electric shock, I was also advised to take the newly launched Multag 400 mg twice a day. After some time dizziness, nightmares, pressure in the upper abdomen came on. The fear of getting tachycardia prevented me from taking off the remedy. Since I’m jogging 3-6 km a day, and my heart works like a clockwork, a week ago I persisted in stopping Multaq. Now comes the warning message from the US, about liver damage. Now I take 2.5 mg bisoprolol morning, suffering from anxiety disorders, to panic. At the hospital, where I wanted to have my stomach, pancreas and liver examined, I was referred to a psychiatric clinic. Now I take Insidone 50 mg, once a day, for my anxiety attacks that occur several times a day. From March I get a psychotherapy. I’ve lost 8 kilos in the last 40 days, although I’m hungry. As soon as I see food, my appetite goes by. I do not hurt anything, my blood picture is exemplary, but I am often on the verge of freaking out. I did not have all these problems before taking these drugs, I played tennis three times a week, which is not possible right now. Who knows similar problems? I would be happy to receive answers.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  10. Ruth A. Stewart says:
    3.0 rating

    Multaq for Atrial fibrillation

    Take it only a short time, along with Nif Ten 25, Ramilich and Falithrom. Shortly after taking it, I feel really bad, dizzy, short of breath, can actually do anything, even home economics strikes me hard. after 4-5 hours, go again, but then it will not be long before I have to take another tablet.

  11. Kenneth A. Drew says:
    4.5 rating

    since 31.8.10 take this medicine. Can actually tolerate it well. According to the ECG, atrial fibrillation is 99% eliminated. The pulse has settled from 80 to about 64 and is totally regular. After awakening I am slightly dazed for the first 10-20 seconds. But that can also be due to my age. My creatinine value has increased only slightly from 1.1 to 1.2. Have no diarrhea and no constipation. Please note, take this drug only since see above. I hope that I have given other patients an opinion. Good luck, Hans.

    Side effects: No side effects
  12. James J. Santos says:
    3.0 rating

    Multaq for Atrial fibrillation

    Until now no NW ascertainable, the stumbling heart rhythm was influenced very positively and the pulse lowered by approx. 20 Schläöge.

    Side effects: No side effects