Pacerone Oral Tablet 100Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Pacerone: Oral tablet (100mg)

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Pacerone 100mg Tab
Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: P  |  US 144

What is this Medicine?

AMIODARONE (a MEE oh da rone) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. Because of the side effects caused by this medicine, it is only used when other medicines have not worked. It is usually used for heartbeat problems that may be life threatening.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Pacerone: Oral tablet(100mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Pacerone 100mg Tablet

NDC: 002450144
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Supraventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation Prophylaxis, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) Prophylaxis, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT), Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Failure, Cardiac Surgery, Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome

Storage Information
Protect from light
Store between 68 to 77 degrees F, excursions permitted 59 to 86 degrees F
Pacerone 100mg Tablet
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Upsher-Smith Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: P  |  US 144
Shape: round
Color: peach

Reported Side Effects for Pacerone 100mg Tablet

Blurred Vision Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Nerve Pain Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Eyes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Liver Failure Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Hair Loss Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Torsade De Pointes Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Light Sensitivity Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
<2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Sexual Desire Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Overactive Thyroid Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lung Inflammation Incidence:
2.0-15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Abnormal Heart Rhythm Incidence:
2.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Constipation Incidence:
2.0-25.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Underactive Thyroid Incidence:
2.0-10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Acute Lung Injury Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Uncontrolled Movements Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Pulmonary Fibrosis Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Photosensitivity Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Corneal Deposits Incidence:
>10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
25.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Pacerone 100mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Pacerone 100mg Tablet(Amiodarone Hydrochloride)
Grapefruit juice and Amiodarone Hydrochloride(Amiodarone Hydrochloride)
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while taking Amiodarone, unless advised differently by your healthcare professional. Grapefruit juice may increase the level of Amiodarone in the blood, by decreasing the elimination of Amiodarone from the body. Contact your health care provider immediately if you experience palpitations, chest pain, passing out or dizziness, shortness of breath, or a change in your usual heartbeat while taking Amiodarone.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Pacerone 100mg Tablet(Amiodarone Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Amiodarone Hydrochloride(Amiodarone Hydrochloride)
Amiodarone can theoretically decrease the elimination of Marijuana, Medical from the body. Side effects from Marijuana, Medical may get worse if you take Amiodarone. You may feel drowsy or more tired. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how these drugs affect you. Contact your health care provider immediately if you notice slurred speech, confusion, increases heart rate, or palpitations while taking Marijuana, Medical.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Pacerone 100mg Tablet(Amiodarone Hydrochloride)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Amiodarone Hydrochloride(Amiodarone Hydrochloride)
Side effects from Caffeine may get worse if you take Amiodarone. Too much Caffeine can cause effects like nausea, nervousness, or sleeplessness. You may need to limit your Caffeine intake. Common foods and beverages containing caffeine include coffee, teas, colas and chocolate. Many non-prescription drugs and diet aids may also contain caffeine.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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