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Individuals taking Amiodarone and Pacerone have passed away from lung and liver damage, gone blind or suffered from other side effects. However, it's regularly prescribed for common heart rhythm troubles in spite of the accessibility to safer alternatives. Approved by the FDA, Amiodarone and Pacerone are only for more acute disorders, referred to as ventricular arrhythmias, and then only as a last resort treatment.   Pacerone is manufactured by Upsher-Smith Laboratories, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

These heart medications continue to be prescribed to millions of individuals nationally without the in depth consumer warnings promised by the U.S. FDA.

Patients taking Pacerone or Cordarone have experienced some side effects including fatigue, constipation, appetite loss, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and tremors.  Pacerone or Cordarone has also been linked to lung, liver and kidney damage, and in some cases has worsened patients' heart rate ailments.  

Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis has recently been linked to Pacerone. Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a life-threatening skin disorder characterized by a blistering and peeling of the top layer of skin. This disorder can be caused by a drug reaction -- most often penicillin -- or another disease. About one-third of all diagnosed cases of toxic epidermal necrolysis are a result of unknown causes.