Dronedarone is the generic name for Multaq, according to Drugs.com. Dronedarone is a medication that treats certain temporary or intermittent rhythm disorders in the upper chambers of the heart.
Dronedarone makes hospitalization less likely for patients with heart rhythm conditions such as temporary atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter by helping the heart to beat normally, notes Drugs.com. The most common side effects of dronedarone are lack or loss of strength and diarrhea. Patients who have experienced heart failure or who have permanent atrial fibrillation or rhythm disorders should not take this medication. Other patients who should not use dronedarone include those with liver disease and women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.