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Amiodarone is a drug occasionally used to treat life-threatening arrhythmias of the heart.
Common brand names:Cordarone, Pacerone
Summary of Interactions with Vitamins, Herbs, & Foods
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Test tube research on human lung tissue suggests that vitamin E might reduce lung toxicity caused by amiodarone. More research is needed to further investigate this possibility.
Potential Negative Interaction
In one controlled study, drinking grapefruit juice while taking amiodarone dramatically increased blood levels of the drug. Consequently, people taking amiodarone should avoid drinking grapefruit juice (and eating grapefruit) to prevent potentially serious side effects.
Pomegranate juice has been shown to inhibit the same enzyme that is inhibited by grapefruit juice. The degree of inhibition is about the same for each of these juices. Therefore, it would be reasonable to expect that pomegranate juice might interact with amiodarone in the same way that grapefruit juice does.The interaction is supported by preliminary, weak, fragmentary, and/or contradictory scientific evidence.
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Last Review: 03-18-2015
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