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Description

What is Multaq used for?

Multaq is used to treat people who currently have a normal heart rhythm but have had atrial fibrillation (AFib) in the past. Atrial fibrillation is a type of heart rhythym disorder, which causes your heart to beat very quickly, and your heart’s upper and lower chambers not to work together properly. This medication lowers the risk of hospitalization in these people.

You can buy Multaq (Dronedarone) online at My Drug Center. We currently do not have the Multaq generic available for purchase.

 

How does Multaq work?

Multaq contains the active ingredient Dronedarone, and belongs to the class of drugs known as anti-arrhythmics.  When taken as prescribed, the Dronedarone dosage in the medication blocks channels in your muscle cells so the charged particles of potassium cannot move in and out freely. This flow of charged particles in and out of the muscle cells is what causes excessive electrical activity that can lead to atrial fibrillation and a rapid heart rate. As a result, Multaq reduces the potassium flow through the channels, and your heart rate then settles down.

Directions

Before taking Multaq, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Multaq dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Dronedarone dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. Take Multaq exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not change or increase your dose.

Cautions

Multaq may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Be sure to discuss other medical conditions, known allergies, and list any over-the-counter or prescription medications, and herbal products you are currently taking.

Avoid eating grapefruit or drinking grapefruit juice while using this medication unless your doctor or pharmacist says you may do so safely. Grapefruit can increase the chance of side effects with this medicine. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

Side Effects

Some Multaq side effects include:

Diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, weakness, tiredness, skin rash, itching, or redness

If any side effects of Dronedarone become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

FAQs

What is Multaq?

Multaq is a medication used on those that have had irregular heartbeats in the past, but now have a normal heart rhythm. In taking this medication, it helps to keep the normal heart rhythm steady and lowers your chances of having to go to the hospital for atrial fibrillation. This medication comes in the strength of 400mg. While we do not have generic Dronedarone available for product, we do have the brand. If you have any questions regarding this medication or in general, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.

 

How long does Multaq stay in your system?

Multaq ‘s elimination half life is 13 to 19 hours, meaning it could take a day to two days to have this medication completely wiped from your system.

 

Why is Multaq so expensive?

One of the reasons why this medication has become expensive is due to the need for additional office visits and testing in order to monitor the patient for the risks that are associated with taking this medication. And it will likely decline in patient demand over time. Also Multaq is already a Tier 3 medication on Medicare’s formulary. And Tier 3 is usually preferred brand-name drugs, meaning there is no current generic for this medication. Although they say the earliest date a generic could be available is by April 16th, 2029.  However you can purchase this product online for an affordable price, from a Canadian Pharmacy, such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $233.00 for 60 pills.

 

Who makes Multaq?

Multaq was discovered and is developed by Sanofi-Aventis. What they had developed was one of the major therapeutic innovations in patients with atrial fibrillation in the last twenty years.