Pharmacology – MCQ 123 – Side effects of amiodarone

Which of the following is not an adverse effect of chronic amiodarone therapy?
A. Pulmonary fibrosis
B. Hypothyroidism
C. Hyperthyroidism
D. Systemic lupus erythematosus

Correct answer : D. Systemic lupus erythematosus

Adverse effects of amiodarone:
-Thyroid function abnormality – hyperthyroidism / hypothyroidism
-Cardiac depression
-Pulmonary alveolitis and fibrosis
-Peripheral neuropathy
-Corneal micro deposits

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