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Betapace

sotalol
Sotalol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation within the atrium and ventricles (the upper and lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into and out of the heart). Sotalol is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders, such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation. Sotalol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
sotalol
DRUG TYPE
beta blockers, non-cardioselective

Frequently Asked Questions

You should not use sotalol if you have asthma, low potassium, or a serious heart condition such as severe heart failure, long QT syndrome, slow heartbeats that have caused you to faint, "sick sinus syndrome" or "AV block" (unless you have a pacemaker).

You will receive your first few doses of sotalol in a hospital setting where your heart can be monitored in case the medicine causes serious side effects.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Betapace tablet 80 mg
Sorine tablet 120 mg160 mg240 mg80 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Sotalol Hydrochloride tablet 120 mg160 mg240 mg80 mg

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