Amiodarone pulmonary toxicity: a report on two cases
Ahmed Zedan, Osama Mukarram, Charles E. Burns, Yasir Ahmed
Amiodarone is an iodine-containing antiarrhythmic drug commonly used for the treatment of ventricular and supraventricular arrhythmias. Amiodarone toxicity has several clinical presentations and affects multiple organs. One well-known serious side effect of amiodarone is pulmonary toxicity which can be acute, sub-acute, or chronic. Amiodarone pulmonary toxicity may present a diagnostic dilemma, particularly when clinical suspicion of pulmonary infection is high. Here we report two cases of amiodarone lung toxicity that were diagnosed in an early stage and improved after the discontinuation of amiodarone.
Amiodarone induced pneumonitis; amiodarone pulmonary toxicity; drug toxicity