4.1 Therapeutic indications
Amiodarone hydrochloride is indicated for the treatment of serious cardiac arrhythmias, in cases where other therapies are not effective or contraindicated:
- atrial arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation or flutter
- AV nodal arrhythmias and AV reentrant tachycardia, e.g. as a manifestation of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
- life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias, including persistent or non-persistent ventricular tachycardia or episodes of ventricular fibrillation
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 50 mg/ml Concentrate for Solution for Injection/Infusion can be used where a rapid response is required or where oral administration is not possible.
Amiodarone hydrochloride may be used prior to DC cardioversion.
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