Amiodarone and Thyroid Function Tests

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Nazim ud Din Azam Khan
Muhammad Hafizullah


The use of amiodarone is becoming more common as it has proven to be a very effective antiarrhythmic agent in ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias as well as in aartrial fibrillation. Its use after myocardial infarction reduces the incidence of complex ventriculra ectopy and death from cardiac causes and has shown to improve survival in patients with congestive heart failure. Adverse effects are related to the daily dose and duration of treatment. They include corneal microdeposits, photosensitivity, cutaneous hypoipgmeniation, pulmonary toxicity, hepatotoxicity, peripheral neuropathy and hyper/hypthyroidism.

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Azam Khan N ud D, Hafizullah M. Amiodarone and Thyroid Function Tests. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 21 [cited 2024 May 30];15(1). Available from:
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