This medication is used by people with a history of certain types of irregular heartbeat (paroxysmal or persistent atrial fibrillation). It helps to reduce the risk of going to the hospital for atrial fibrillation. Dronedarone is known as an antiarrhythmic drug.
This medication should not be used by people with a certain type of irregular heartbeat (permanent atrial fibrillation) due to the increased risk of serious side effects.
How To Use
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using dronedarone and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth, usually twice daily, once with your morning meal and once with your evening meal, or as directed by your doctor.
Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. Your doctor may also direct you to take another medication ("blood thinner") along with this medication. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully.
Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor instructs you otherwise. Grapefruit can increase the amount of this medication in your bloodstream. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens (such as your pulse becomes irregular).