Information about Sotalol
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
Available Medicine for Sotalol
- ₹83Cipla Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹90Samarth Life Sciences Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
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
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.