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    Sotalol

    Information about Sotalol

    Sotalol uses

    Sotalol is used in the treatment of arrhythmias.

    How sotalol works

    Sotalol is an anti-arrhythmic medicine. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.

    Common side effects of sotalol

    Fatigue, Slow heart rate

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    Expert advice for Sotalol

    • Inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:  sick sinus syndrome or AV block; long QT syndrome, history of slow heart beats, severe heart failure, asthma or breathing disorder, low levels of potassium, severe kidney disease, electrolyte imbalance, diabetes.
    • You may need to undergo frequent blood tests and electrocardiograph or ECG while taking sotalol.
    • Do not take an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take sotalol.
    • Take precautions while taking sotalol as it may cause low blood pressure.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery as sotalol may cause dizziness or light-headedness.
    • Do not consume alcohol along with sotalol as it may worsen the side effects.
    • Sit or lie down slowly if you feel any signs of dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting after taking sotalol.
    • Do not stop sotalol immediately as it may cause sharp chest pain, irregular heartbeat, and sometimes heart attacks.
    • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions for Sotalol

    Sotalol

    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 10 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)