Multaq (dronedarone) is a prescription drug used to help reduce the risk of a hospital stay for adults with a history of atrial fibrillation (AFib). The drug comes as an oral tablet that’s usually taken twice per day.
The active ingredient in Multaq is dronedarone. An active ingredient is what makes a drug work.
Multaq belongs to a group of drugs called antiarrhythmics. This article describes the dosage of Multaq, as well as its strength and how to take it. To learn more about Multaq, see this in-depth article.
This section describes the usual dosages of Multaq. Keep reading to learn more.
What is Multaq’s form?
Multaq is available as an oral tablet.
What strength does Multaq come in?
Multaq comes in one strength of 400 milligrams (mg).
What are the usual dosages of Multaq?
The information below describes dosages that are commonly used or recommended. But be sure to take the dosage your doctor prescribes for you.
Dosage for reducing the risk of hospitalization of people with AFib
The typical Multaq dosage for adults with atrial fibrillation (AFib) is 400 mg taken two times per day. You take one dose with your morning meal and one with your evening meal.
Is Multaq used long term?
Yes, Multaq is usually used as a long-term treatment. If you and your doctor determine that it’s safe and effective for your condition, you’ll likely take it long term.
Multaq is available as an oral tablet. If you have trouble swallowing tablets, see this article for tips on how to take this form of medication.
Multaq is taken two times per day, with your morning and evening meals.
For information on the expiration, storage, and disposal of Multaq, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Accessible drug containers and labels
Some pharmacies provide medication labels that:
- have large print
- use braille
- feature a code you can scan with a smartphone to change the text to audio
Your doctor or pharmacist may be able to recommend pharmacies that offer these accessibility features if your current pharmacy doesn’t.
Let your pharmacist know if you have trouble opening medication bottles. They may have tips to help, or they may be able to supply Multaq in an easy-open container.
If you miss a dose of Multaq, skip that dose and take your next dose at its scheduled time. You should not take two doses at once or take extra doses. If you have questions or concerns about a missed dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
If you need help remembering to take your dose of Multaq on time, try using a medication reminder. This can include setting an alarm or downloading a reminder app on your phone.
Do not take more Multaq than your doctor prescribes, as this can lead to harmful effects.
What to do in case you take too much Multaq
Call your doctor right away if you think you’ve taken too much Multaq. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach America’s Poison Centers or use its online resource. But if you have severe symptoms, immediately call 911 (or your local emergency number) or go to the nearest emergency room.
Below are answers to some commonly asked questions about Multaq’s dosage.
Is there a 200-mg daily dose of Multaq?
No, Multaq isn’t typically prescribed in a daily dosage of 200 milligrams (mg). The usual dosage is 400 mg taken two times per day with meals.
What is the maximum dosage of Multaq?
The maximum dose of Multaq is 400 mg taken two times per day with meals. A higher dosage than this isn’t typically prescribed.
If you have questions about your Multaq dosage, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
The sections above describe the usual dosages provided by the manufacturer. If your doctor recommends Multaq for you, they’ll prescribe the dosage that’s right for you.
Remember, you should not change your dosage of Multaq without your doctor’s recommendation. Only take Multaq exactly as prescribed. Talk with your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your current dosage.
Here are some examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor:
- Will you change my Multaq dosage if I have liver problems?
- If I take a statin, will you adjust my dosage of Multaq?
- Would a different dosage affect my risk of side effects from Multaq?
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