Multaq (Dronedarone) – Product Information
Multaq is a prescription medication designed for oral administration. Each tablet consists of dronedarone, the active medicinal ingredient. The drug is meant for people who have suffered from abnormal heart rate and rhythm in the past.
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Multaq tablets are manufactured by the Sanofi and we offer them in 1 dose: 400mg tablet. There currently is no generic for Multaq available on the market. To compare our Multaq cost to your local pharmacy, click on the Multaq dosage box above for more price details.
What is Multaq used for?
Multaq or Dronedarone is a prescribed oral tablet for people with an abnormal heart rhythm. It reduces the odds that you would require hospitalization for atrial fibrillation (AFib). Multaq helps maintain regular heart beats in the upper chambers of the heart (atrium). If you have suffered from atrial fibrillation in the past and are now having a normal heart rhythm, Dronedarone is a recognized option. It can decrease your risk of having another AFib that would have you admitted in the hospital. Multaq is not indicated for those who are in AFib or are experiencing heart failure as it can increase their risk of death and stroke.
How is Multaq dosage taken?
First, aim to take this medicine exactly as your doctor instructs. Follow all instructions as they appear on the product label. Take the exact dosage for the recommended period of time. It is important to take Multaq in the morning and evening or twice a day with a meal. It should not be taken while hungry.
If being taken for Atrial Fibrillation, the right dose is 400mg twice a day. The same dose is indicated for those with a recent episode of paroxysmal or constant AFL (atrial flutter). Dronedarone will reduce their risk of hospitalization due to cardiovascular problems.
Even when taking this drug your doctor may check your heart function using an ECG (electrocardiograph) every three months. This can help them decide how long they should treat you with Multaq. Always check your pulse when taking this medicine so as to call your doctor when you have an irregular heart rhythm.
Do not stop taking your Multaq suddenly as this could worsen your heart condition. Instead, get more tablets before they run out and don’t stop taking them when you feel better. If you skip a dose, take only the next dose. But, if you accidentally take a larger dose than needed, go to the emergency room or call the Poison Help line.
What are the common side effects of Multaq?
There are common side effects associated with Multaq. These may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Fatigue and weakness
- Skin issues: rash, redness and itching
Unless these side effects become persistent and bothersome, don’t call your doctor. If you have adverse side effects, consult your doctor right away.
What are the precautions of taking Multaq?
If you are taking Multaq now, there are precautions you should take. These are:
- Avoid the drug if you show signs of severe heart failure or you were recently discharged from the hospital due to heart failure. Taking it could cause death.
- Don’t take Multaq if you have permanent atrial fibrillation. It can cause stroke, death or heart failure.
- Avoid taking the drug if you have liver issues or if you notice loss of appetite, vomiting, fever, nausea, itching, extreme fatigue, darker urine, pain in the right upper abdominal area and yellowing of skin or the white areas of your eyes.
- Don’t take Multaq if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant or lactating.
- Talk to your doctor about drug interactions associated with
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.