Patients taking Pacerone and Amiodarone have died from lung and liver damage, gone blind or suffered from severe skin reactions. Yet they are routinely prescribed for common heart rhythm problems despite the availability of safer alternatives. The FDA has approved Amiodarone and Pacerone only for more severe disorders, called ventricular arrhythmias, and then only as a treatment of last resort.
Pacerone is another brand name for Amiodarone. These heart drugs continue to be prescribed to millions of patients nationwide without the detailed consumer warnings promised by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration long ago. Each bottle of the drug is supposed to include a new advisory warning of the many risks, symptoms of fatal side effects, and explaining how the medication is supposed to be used. But the advisory, planned since October 2003, remains in draft form.& Sen. Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, said he will look into the delays in the Amiodarone and Pacerone warnings. What’s happening with this drug goes to the heart of questions about how long it takes the FDA to act when known risks or dangers exist, said Grassley, R-Iowa. The FDA and drug companies might know about risks, but it doesn’t do any good if doctors and patients don’t know about them too.
Pacerone has recently been linked to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN). The main cause of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) is a severe drug reaction. Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis (TEN) is a rare condition that causes large portions of the epidermis, the skin’s outermost layer, to peel off from the layers of skin below.
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