Q. What does Sotagard 40mg Tablet do to the heart?
Sotagard 40mg Tablet blocks certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). This way, it helps to restore normal heart rhythm and maintains a regular, steady heartbeat.
Q. How should Sotagard 40mg Tablet be taken?
Sotagard 40mg Tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken once or twice daily with or without food. It is to be swallowed whole with water and not to be cut or crushed.
Q. What if I forget to take Sotagard 40mg Tablet?
If you forget a dose of Sotagard 40mg Tablet take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose for a forgotten dose. Do not stop taking Sotagard 40mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. This is because, sudden discontinuation of the medicine may cause recurrence of irregular rhythm of heart or may be worse which can be dangerous.
Q. Is Sotagard 40mg Tablet safe?
Sotagard 40mg Tablet is generally safe to use. However, you should take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may cause some side effects that are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Your doctor will tell you ways to cope up with them.
Q. Can Sotagard 40mg Tablet cause dizziness? How do I prevent it?
Yes. Sotagard 40mg Tablet can cause dizziness as a side effect. If this happens to you, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. Also, you should avoid alcohol while taking it, as it may worsen the dizziness.
Q. What are the warning signals of liver toxicity caused by Sotagard 40mg Tablet?
The warning signals of liver toxicity include yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), tiredness, nausea, vomiting, dark-colored urine, pale-colored stools, loss of appetite, stomach pain or high temperature. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.
Q. What kind of vision problems occur with Sotagard 40mg Tablet?
You may experience blurred vision or see a circle around dazzling light (halos). It may also make your eyes dry or sensitive to light. It can even cause permanent blindness. Therefore, consult your doctor in case you experience any such problems while on Sotagard 40mg Tablet.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 10th Apr 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.