Amiodarone(a mee' oh da rone)

What special dietary instructions should I follow?
Do not drink grapefruit juice while you are taking this medication.
What side effects can this medication cause?
Amiodarone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
  • constipation
  • loss of appetite
  • headache
  • decreased sex drive
  • difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
  • flushing
  • dry eyes
  • changes in ability to taste and smell
  • changes in amount of saliva

Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, or those listed in the IMPORTANT WARNING section, call your doctor immediately:
  • rash
  • weight loss or gain
  • restlessness
  • intolerance to heat or cold
  • thinning hair
  • excessive sweating
  • changes in menstrual cycle
  • swelling in the front of the neck (goiter)
  • eye pain
  • swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs