multaq for 5 months now, no af epsiodes!

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so i guess multaq works great. and i notice zero side effects from it, even taking it on empty stomach even though it says take with food, and im type who cant even take an aspirin or some vitamins without stomach eupset.

am taking 400 mg 2 x day.

56 female

a fib started abt 6 yrs ago.

was going to have ablation but not good time (am inbetween housing) and im glad multaq works. i was scared to have ablation anyway.

are there long term bad side effects of taking multaq forever?

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    HI you dont give your location, are you in UK using NHS or other?/ If NHS was obtaining Multaq 400mg available on NHS prescription??

    Great news for you !!

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    I have been on this for 6/7 months now , I had side effects of hair loss nails breaking ect but it seems to have settled down now and AF settled , I can even go a walk now , long may it continue , Scottish Borders , 400 mg twice daily , good luck all ...
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      Multaq sounds fine, your side effects wouldnt bother me , the amiodarone I take has given me water retention and on one litre of liquid a day and a mainly vegan diet I am still getting FATTER ... 
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    It appears to be 'dronedarone' which I think is used to keep you in normal rhythm once you have had such as cardioversion.
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      Mick, is it (MULTAQ) the same as amiodarone ? Which costs me 6 euro a box 200g,60 tablets without scrip. I have had no cardioversion, ablation etc, just these pills. 
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      Yes jay it is the same tablet ...it is a relatively new tablet ...seems to work for me any way ...😀😃
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    I asked my Cardio to take me of Multaq 400mg after reading the risk factors, I still havent got to the bottom of why i was put on it as had a CV then after 5 months reverted to AF, and according to the Medicne guidelines Multaq is a NO GO!!.. list of side effects is pretty long, plus there are chances of other major issues, so all in glad I am now off it( was on it for 3 months!)
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    According to MULTAQs own US site it is 'dronedarone' and not 'amiodarone' which is far more toxic and contains Iodine. I have not taken either but would not be happy to take 'amiodarone' simply to stay in  sinus. That is just my opinion but my anxiety would not cope with the many and various side effects.
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      On my med box is says multaqa on front but dronedadrone on back ...400mg twice daily ...
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      Mick, last year I had SVT and verapamil which did not stop the rattle, this year I have AF and amiodarone which works better but has made me fat with water retention and a bit diizy. I have no intention of reading the side effects or I could be imagining them. I just check interactions with my other drug of choice, symbicort for asthma .. So, any suggestion from anyone about a replacement for amiodarone that I could ask my doc about ? THANKYOU. 
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      Hi I am on MULTAQ 400 mg twice a day and that's working fine ...I have had a few side effects ie hair loss and nails breaking but they settled down after about 6 wks ....I hope this helps you ...betty 
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