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About Multaq

What Multaq is used for

MULTAQ helps control abnormal heart rate and rhythm called atrial fibrillation and can lower the risk for having to go into the hospital for heart problems or the risk of death.

MULTAQ has not been studied in children.

What Multaq does

MULTAQ is a prescription medicine used in adults to help control abnormal heart rate and rhythm called atrial fibrillation.

When Multaq should not be used

Do not take MULTAQ if:

  • You have an allergy to dronedarone, the active ingredient in MULTAQ, or anything else in MULTAQ. See “What the important nonmedicinal ingredients are:” for a complete list of ingredients

  • You have heart problems such as heart block or very slow heart rate (bradycardia), unless you have a pacemaker

  • Your ECG (electrocardiogram), a record of the electrical activity of your heart shows a heart disorder called “prolonged QT corrected interval” (more than 500 msec).

  • You have a severe heart problem with severe shortness of breath, swelling of your feet or legs, trouble breathing while lying down or sleeping, shortness of breath while moving around (signs of severe heart failure)

  • You take certain medicines that can interact with MULTAQ. See the list under the heading “Do not use these medicines with MULTAQ and inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking these medications:”

  • You have severe liver problems

  • You are pregnant. MULTAQ can harm your baby.

  • You are breast-feeding. MULTAQ may pass into your milk. Do not take MULTAQ if you are breast-feeding. Do not breast-feed if you take MULTAQ.

Do not use these medicines with MULTAQ and inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking these medications

  • Norvir (ritonavir) for HIV infection

  • Nizoral (ketoconazole) and Sporanox (itraconazole) for fungal infections

  • Ketek (telithromycin), Biaxin (clarithromycin) for infections

  • Cyclosporine for organ transplant

  • Some medicines that can affect how your heart beats:

    • Medicines for mental illness called phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine and thioridazine

    • Medicines for depression such as nortryptyline, Anafranil (chlomipramine)

    • Medicines for abnormal heart rhythm or fast heartbeat such as sotalol, Cordarone (amiodarone), dofetilide, Tambocor (flecainide), Rythmol (propafenone)

What the medicinal ingredient is

Dronedarone hydrochloride.

What the important nonmedicinal ingredients for Multaq are

Carnauba wax, colloidal anhydrous silica, crospovidone, hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, macrogol 6000, magnesium stearate, maize starch, poloxamer 407and titanium dioxide.

What dosage forms Multaq comes in

Film coated tablets containing 400 mg dronedarone, as dronedarone hydrochloride.


Warnings and Precautions

BEFORE you use MULTAQ talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are using

  • Medicine for high blood pressure, chest pain, or other heart conditions, such as:

    • Verapamil, diltiazem, nifedipine, metoprolol, propranolol, atenolol, digoxin

    • benazepril and captopril in a therapeutic class called ACE inhibitors

    • losartan, and valsartan in a therapeutic class called ARBs

  • Any of these medicines:

    • Fexofenadine, a medicine for allergy or hay fever

    • A medicine to treat cancer (doxorubicin)

    • Statin medicine to lower blood cholesterol such as atorvastatin (Lipitor) or simvastatin

    • Rifampicin used for tuberculosis

    • Phenobarbital, carbamazepine, and phenytoin used for seizure disorders

    • St. John’s Wort herbal medicine for depression

    • Sirolimus and tacrolimus used for organ transplants

    • Warfarin (Coumadin)

Tell your doctor about all your heart problems.

Tell your doctor about all your other health problems. Including:

  • Liver problems

  • Any health problem that could lead to a low level of potassium or magnesium in your blood.

Tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant

  • You are breast-feeding a baby

Blood test and ECG while taking MULTAQ

While you are taking MULTAQ, your doctor may perform heart examination tests such as an ECG or/and may take blood tests to assess your medical condition and how you tolerate the treatment. The results of one of the blood tests for kidney function (blood creatinine) may be changed by MULTAQ and may lead your doctor to take into account another reference for the “normal” value. Please notify any other doctor you may consult for the first time about your new “normal” value for your blood creatinine.


Interactions with Multaq

MULTAQ can interact with certain other medicines and cause serious side effects.

Tell your doctor about all medicines you take. Keep a list of them with you at all times. Show it to your doctor and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine. Do not take any new medicines while you are taking MULTAQ unless you have talked with your doctor. Include all non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal remedies. MULTAQ and certain other medicines can interact with each other, causing serious side effects. Sometimes the dose of other medicines must be changed when they are used with MULTAQ.

Tell your doctor about

  • Water pills for high blood pressure. They could lower your blood potassium and magnesium.

  • All heart medicines and blood pressure medicines

  • Medicines for hay fever, cancer, or high cholesterol

  • Medicines to treat infections, depression, or seizures

  • Medicines used in organ transplants

  • St. John’s Wort

  • Medication for fungal infections

You should avoid

Drinking grapefruit juice or eating grapefruit.


Proper Use of Multaq

Usual dose

Take MULTAQ as your doctor tells you at the same time each day. Take 1 MULTAQ tablet (400 mg) 2 times a day with meals.

  • Take the first MULTAQ tablet with your morning meal.

  • Take the second MULTAQ tablet with your evening meal.

Keep taking MULTAQ even if you feel better. If you stop, your condition may get worse. Keep taking MULTAQ until your doctor tells you to stop. Make sure to observe all appointments with your doctor for check-ups.

Overdose

If you take too much MULTAQ, call your doctor or regional poison control centre or go to the nearest hospital right away. Taking too much MULTAQ can be dangerous. You may need medical care right away.

Missed dose

If you miss a dose, wait and take your next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time. Do not make up for a missed dose.


Side Effects for Multaq and What to Do About Them

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