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Composition for SOLET

Sotalol(40 mg)

food interaction for SOLET

alcohol interaction for SOLET

pregnancy interaction for SOLET

lactation interaction for SOLET

It is better to take Solet 40 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Avoid Solet 40 mg tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
Taking Sotalol with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering your blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.
Solet 40 mg tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Solet 40 mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Sotalol(40 mg)


Solet 40 mg tablet is used in the treatment of angina (chest pain), arrhythmias (abnormal heart beat), heart attack and increased blood pressure .

How it works

Solet 40 mg tablet belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It works by acting on the heart muscle to improve the heart's rhythm.

Common side effects

Chest pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Lightheadedness, Limb swelling, Muscle pain, Stomach upset, Wheezing

Common Dosage for SOLET 40 MG TABLET

Patients taking SOLET 40 MG TABLET

  • 75%
    Twice A Day
  • 15%
    Thrice A Day
  • 10%
    Four Times A Day


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Expert advice for SOLET

  • Sotalol may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. To avoid this, get up slowly after sitting or lying down.
  • The Sotalol may affect your blood sugar and cover up the symptoms of low blood sugar if you have diabetes.
  • Sotalol may reduce blood flow to your hands and feet, causing them to feel cold. Smoking may worsen this effect. Dress warmly and avoid the use of tobacco.
  • Consult your doctor whether to continue Sotalol before any scheduled surgery.
  • It is not the first-choice treatment for high blood pressure according to the latest guidelines, except if you have a heart failure or heart disease.
  • Adults over the age of 65 may be at greater risk for the side-effects.

Frequently asked questions for SOLET


Q.Is sotalol a blood thinner/ cardioselective/ beta blocker/ generic/ statin/ calcium channel blocker/ nitrate?
Sotalol is a non-selective competitive beta-blocker

Q.Does sotalol cause weight gain/ hair loss/ low heart rate/ raise blood pressure/ diarrhea/ shortness of breath?
Sotalol is known to cause weight gain/ hair loss/ low heart rate/ raise blood pressure/ diarrhea/ shortness of breath. Consult your doctor if you experience such side effects.


Content on this page was last updated on 28 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)