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Instaflex And Blood Pressure, Heart, and Cholesterol Medication 16 REPLIES
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Instaflex And Blood Pressure, Heart, and Cholesterol Medication

Is it ok to take instaflex if u have heart problems, high blood pressure, cholesterol, and thyriod problems? ## Instaflex is an over the counter product that is claimed to help with joint health, so as nothing more than a dietary supplement, it hasn't actually been tested for possible interactions with medications and health conditions. However, since I am also a hypertension and cardiac patient, I can tell you that one of the ingredients in it is Black Pepper and it can cause blood pressure elevations in some people. It can really depend on the person, so I'd suggest checking with your doctor, or pharmacist, before taking it. From what I've found, any of the various pepper extracts can cause blood pressure elevations in some people, so you have to be careful about taking th...

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Sotalol and dizziness

I was prescribed sotalol 2 years ago for a-fib. After a couple days I noticed I was dizzy all the time. I would go down to my shop a find myself grabbing on to anything to keep from falling. With lathe, milling machine, tire machine. To fall into any of those and more with my head could be a serious medical problem. I wasn't having this dizzy problem before so I decided to quit the Sotalol and se if it was the culprit. It took a couple days but things got better and better yet as time wore on. After a couple of months I felt guilty about self medicating I started the Sotalol again, on second morning, I could barely stand up to get from bed to bath. I consider this a serious side effect, what are your thoughts? ## Sotalol is a beta blocker, and dizziness can be a very common side eff...

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Labored breathing

Hi I was diagnosed with A FIB and just prescribed 80 mg twice daily of Sotalol in place of my HBP medication metoprolol. After the first dose I started feeling like I had to make myself breathe, and my heart continues to skip. It's too late to contact the doc and I am trying to avoid trip to ER. Will I be ok till morning? I'm hoping this wears off soon as I took it 4 hours ago. I think I was better on the Metoprolol..Help please ## Those can be side effects of Sotalol, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, fainting, indigestion, sweating, and diarrhea. What dosage were you taking of the Metoprolol? It is possible that some of your symptoms are due to stopping it, and switching to the new medication. Are you on any other medications?

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Side Effects Ardosons

Is there any problems taking Ardosons while taking Sotalol for my heart? ## Hello, Bob! How are you? Yes, Ardosons is listed as containing Indomethacin, Betamethasone and Methocarbamol. Betamethasone is a steroid, so it may not be safe for you to take, it you have a heart condition. It would be best to check with your doctor, before taking it. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, elevated heart rate, elevated blood pressure, acne, dry mouth, weight gain and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I have a weak heart should I take the medicine radiosonde. ## I'm 6 weeks pregnant and wanted to know if Ardosons will have any negative side effects to pregnancy?

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Taking Sotalol for AFib

I was diagnosed in 2006 with a-fib and was on metoprolol along with another that I forget. In 2014 I had to get a new cardiologist, he put me on sotalol 120mg 2 x per day and 60 mg once per day. Then in 2017 my pulse was into the low 40s so now I have a pace maker. I still have a-fib once an while. My Dr. said it will never will go away. I also have had 2 abaltions, been converted half dozen times. All I can say about a-fib is you will learn to live with it. Because as all the Drs. say is a-fib will not kill us. ## Hello, Gene! How are you doing? Given the multiple issues you've had and your requiring a pacemaker to be installed, your a-fib must be pretty severe. If left untreated a-fib can be fatal, since it can cause poor blood flow, which could result in stroke, and cardiac dange...

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Sotalol 120mg Teva vs Sotalol 120mg Apotex

I have been taking Sotalol Teva for over 15 years and picked up a new prescription at Wal-Mart and received a different brand (Apotex). I called and the pharmacist said they were the same. My heart seems to disagree and is hopping around. Maybe like drinking coke for 15 yrs and then them throwing in a Pepsi. LOL. Is it my mind or what? My heart is giving me a "not in my head" reaction. ## Hello Jack, I hope that you are doing well. After doing some research I found that both Sotalol pills have the same active Ingredient SOTALOL HYDROCHLORIDE 120mg but where the two pills differ is the listed inactive ingredients. Teva reportedly contains these inactive ingredients: - Starch, Corn - Lactose Monohydrate - Magnesium Stearate - Povidone K30 - Fd&c Blue No. 2 - Indigotindisulfona...

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Sotalol vs Sotalol AF

I am prescribed with regular Sotalol for my A Fib, but the insert says it's for ventricular fibrilation. Wondering if maybe I have the wrong version? ## HI, Rog! Yes, there are 2 version of this medication. Sotalol AF treats A-Fib, but the regular is only used to treat rhythm disturbances of the lower heart, which would be the ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia. Thus, you'd specifically need the Sotalol AF. The pharmacy can't just switch it for you, however, so you'll need to contact your doctor for a new prescription. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks. That's what the insert says, so I called the cardiologist's office and was told by her nurse that the regular Sotalol is appropriate for my A Fib! She was aware of the AF version. So now I...

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aptx2 definition

On our prescription label for sotalol hcl tabs, the sequence aptx2 appears in the bottom right hand corner. What does this sequence mean? ## What manufacturer named APTX2 makes generic atorvastatin? ## I think it is this Canadian company. Apotex. ## Jim is right. I just got on their website. I have just been changed to this generic and have a suspicion that it is what is causing my recent brain fog and fatigue. The website does not tell what country it is made in.The fact that Canada is where the company is does not mean that that is where it was made. I did not feel this way when taking the former generic I was on or when I was on Lipitor. Has anyone else had trouble with this drug? ## That stands for the manufact...

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Anyone have experience coming off Sotalol or a similar drug

I am quite frankly very scared about coming off of sotalol. I have been taking 80 mg twice daily for about 15 years for SVT. I am in the stages where I am thinking about getting pregnant and my cardiologist suggested that I try coming off medication as a first option. If that doesn't work the second choice of his would be to switch to Propranolol but it is not his first choice as there can be risks with pregnancy and that drug. Anyone have any experience weaning off of a drug like sotalol? I am worried because anytime I have missed a dose I have felt like absolute crap, kind of like a weird heavy feeling and shortness of breath. I'm also terrified of the hospital so the idea of having to go there to stop the potential SVT is also terrifying. :( Anyway just curious to hear some o...

side effects of sotolol

I had an A-fib episode in 2008 and was put on 120 MG of Sotolol taken twice a day (240 MG total daily consumption). Tested well with this drug during 4 day hospital stay and never seemed to have any side effects. Took Sotolol until 2014; then my EP said I no longer needed it if I avoided my A-fib trigger...spicey food. All went well until recently when I had a return episode (first in over 8 years) and was hospitalized and put back on the same dosage of Sotolol and have now been on it for 23 days. This time I am experiencing bad side effects: dizziness, shortness of breath, nausea and overall weakness. Will these side effects dissipate over time? (They disappear every evening when my morning dosage wears off.) Cardiologist suggested I reduce dosage to 160 MG per day but I fear the A-fib...

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Stopping Sotalol

I just had an pvi ablation a month ago. I just saw my EP and had have no events with arrhythmias or a-fib or skipped beats. I was taking 120mg x daily and he had me stop taking it completely. Is a headache common after suddenly stopping? Also, will your BP increase? Will these go away? I'm also on cartigen. Thanks. ## Yes, a headache and elevated blood pressure can be a normal withdrawal effects, according to the NIH. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea. Are you on any other medications?

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sotalol is causing hair loss

Anybody notice hair loss while taking sotalol 120mg for PVC's? What can I do about it. ## Hello, Chickie! How are you? Yes, that is a fairly common side effect of this medication, but there's not really anything that can be done, it generally persists as long as someone is still taking it. The only suggestion I can make is to ask your doctor about trying a different medication. Does anyone else have any suggestions? ## I have been taking sotalol for over 8 months now and before I was taking this medication I had a healthy head of hair.. now I am thinning for much...I mean I thought maybe it was my so called bad water in this trailer park ...but then I thought I'm going to look up this med to see if there are any side affects. then I came across this... has anyone finding any...

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Medications For afib

Sotalol is keeping my husband out of afib. His pulse rate is low (47 to 55) 'gave it to him in emergency room. Didn't, even know he was in afib found out at doctor visit. I am very worried about size effects would. Like to know if other people are taking it and if they are comfortable with it ## Hello, Silver star! How are you and your husband? He should consult his doctor regarding his low heart rate, it may be indicative of a problem and is usually included in the warnings that come with this medication. As to whether or not others are comfortable with it, it varies from person to person and usually depends on whether or not they experience a lot of side effects. The FDA lists the typical ones as possibly including nausea, blurred vision, sweating and weakness. What side effec...

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side effects of sotalol

Most comments are from a few years ago do anyone still take sotalol. I just started to take it and the side effect are there another medication I can take instead of sotalol. ## Hello, Gabby! How are you? I'm very sorry that you're so miserable. What side effects are you experiencing? The FDA lists the typical ones for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, tiredness and weakness. How long have you been taking it? Most side effects will improve and gradually go away entirely, after about 4 to 5 weeks, once your body gets used to the medication. What are you taking it to treat?

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Sotalol 80mgxday

I am taking sotalol and my pulse has been between. 47 to 55 beats . If i exercise it will go to no more than 58. I feel ok. Is this a normal side effect fom some people on this med. should I be concerned ## Hello, Silver star! How are you? It would be best to have it checked out by your doctor, this is usually included in the medication information leaflet that you should see your doctor for a low or elevated heart rate on this medication. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and tiredness. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Only when needed

Can I take sotalol only when needed. Is there any risks in doing this? ## Hello, Judy! How are you? The FDA classifies Sotalol as a beta blocker that is most commonly used to treat irregular heartbeat. Thus no, you need to take it regularly for it to actually work. These medications cannot be taken on as needed basis. In order to have their full beneficial effect in the body, their level must be maintained. The typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, stomach pain and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Can you do any activities while talking Sotalol?

My baby brother takes Sotalol and I was wondering if the chemicals of the pool have any effect on him? What other activities can he do? ## Hello, Jarlyn! How are you and your brother? He should be able to participate in his usual activities, unless his doctor has told him not to do so. But, the medication could make him more susceptible to the effects of the sun, so he may overheat or burn much faster than usual, thus plenty of liquids and a good sun block are needed. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased urination and hypotension. Is there anything else I can help with?

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can i take sotalol for pvcs indefinitely dose is 120 mg twice a day

I take Sotalol 120mg twice a day. Can I go off it or do I have to take it indefinitely. I'm taking it for PVC's and I now have a regular heart rate for the past year. ## Hi Elaine, From what I can gather, Sotalol is a beta blocker used for treating irregular heartbeats. There are however, a variety of different medications (OTC/Herbal/Rx) that are indicated for such purposes, so in my personal opinion, limiting yourself to just one type of treatment "should" not have to be a permanent/indefinite thing. On the other hand, it is up to you and your doctor to decide the duration of treatment as well as considerations for other treatment modalities. With that said, I think it would be wise to weigh out the pros/cons of taking Sotalol in order to better determine whether conti...

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copd advair

what drug alterative for sotalol with advair for copd ## @rick, If you're looking for alternative COPD treatment options, some medications to consider speaking with your doctor for about may include, but are not limited to the following: -Bronchodilators (short/long-acting) *Albuterol *Levalbuterol *Ipratropium *Tiotropium *Arformoterol -Corticosteroids *Fluticasone *Prednisolone *Budesonide -Methylxanthines This is just to name a few, and it may be that your doctor could end up recommending something entirely different... however if you research each and every option out there, at least you can get a better idea of what to anticipate ahead of time. Does any one else out there have suggestions from personal experience?

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Discuss Sotalol for PVC's

Started taken Sotalol 120 for PVC's. It works and then it stops working at times and I go back to being uncomfortable. Dr. says its normal but not dangerous. I just need to know that I can live this way for the rest of my life. I'm tired or being scared and uncomfortable. I'm under a lot of stress. .Has anyone else had to live this way? ## Hello, Chickie! How are you? There are many people that do live long, active lives with issues just like yours. Your doctor is right, it is normal and generally not considered dangerous. They should tell you any warning signs to watch for, so you know if/when you need to seek medical attention. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you. Last 3 days have been good with very few PVC's. Meds work most of the time, and under str...

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