Amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity

Rebecca Colby, Holly Geyer

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Amiodarone is widely used to prevent ventricular and supraventricular dysrhythmias but has a number of toxicities. One of the most devastating adverse reactions to this drug is pulmonary toxicity, which can present in a myriad of different ways. Toxicity is difficult to diagnose because many of its features also are seen in nontoxic patients. This article reviews the pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of amiodarone-induced pulmonary toxicity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-26
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • amiodarone
  • lung parenchyma
  • organizing pneumonia
  • pulmonary infiltrates
  • pulmonary toxicity
  • tachydysrhythmia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting

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