Amiodarone: Mechanism of Action, Side Effects & Toxicity


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Amiodarone works as an _____.

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1. Amiodarone aims to _____.


Amiodarone's mechanism of action includes:

I. Prolonging the refractory period

II. Prolonging the duration of the action potential

III. Blocking veta receptors

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess how much you know about the mechanisms and effects of amiodarone, such as the type of drug it is and the damage it may cause to organs in the body. This short multiple-choice quiz is scored automatically and can be taken more than once.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be quizzed on:

  • Drug classification of amiodarone
  • Purpose of amiodarone
  • Amiodarone's mechanism of action
  • Potential damage amiodarone may cause
  • Symptom that would warrant calling a doctor

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the mechanisms and effects of amiodarone
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about when to call a doctor and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the drug classification of amiodarone

Additional Learning

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