This medication is used to treat certain types of serious (possibly fatal) irregular heartbeat (such as persistent ventricular fibrillation/tachycardia). It is used to restore normal heart rhythm and maintain a regular, steady heartbeat. Amiodarone is known as an anti-arrhythmic drug. It works by blocking certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat.
Recommended dose rate is 16.0 mg/kg as a loading dose, followed by 5.0 - 9.0 mg/kg maintenance dose once daily. Always follow your Vet's direction.
Possible Side Effects
include anaphylaxis, bradycardia, increased ALT and AST,hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism and in very rare cases pulmonary interstitial fibrosis.