Sotalol

Category: Irregular Heartbeat (Arrhythmia)



Sotalol Overview

Sotalol is a medication used to treat abnormal heart rhythms. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advises that sotalol only be used for serious abnormal heart rhythms, because its prolongation of the QT interval carries a small risk of life-threatening polymorphic ventricular tachycardia known as torsade de pointes.[2] Sotalol is a non-selective competitive beta-adrenergic receptor blocker that also exhibits Class III antiarrhythmic properties.[3]&#...

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Instaflex And Blood Pressure Heart Medicine Cholesterol

is it ok to take instaflex if u have heart problems, high blood pressure and cholesterol, 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 Cayenne pepper and it can cause blood pressure elevations in some people. Learn more hypertension details here. 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 ...

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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. apotex.com/us/en/products/search.asp?qt=All&qs=&t=All%20Products ## 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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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

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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...

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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Sotalol
  • Solution: 5mg/ml, 5mg/ml (5mg/ml)
  • Tablet: 100mg, 120mg, 160mg, 240mg, 320mg, 40mg, 60mg, 80mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Sotalol: (87 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0093-1060 Sotalol Hydrochloride 120 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1061 Sotalol Hydrochloride 80 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1062 Sotalol Hydrochloride 160 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0093-1063 Sotalol Hydrochloride 240 mg Oral Tablet by Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
  • 0115-2711 Sotalol Hydrochloride 80 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals
  • 0115-2722 Sotalol Hydrochloride 120 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals
  • 0115-2733 Sotalol Hydrochloride 160 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals
  • 0115-2744 Sotalol Hydrochloride 240 mg Oral Tablet by Global Pharmaceuticals
  • 0185-0170 Sotalol Hydrochloride 120 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0171 Sotalol Hydrochloride 80 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0174 Sotalol Hydrochloride 240 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0185-0177 Sotalol Hydrochloride 160 mg Oral Tablet by Eon Labs, Inc.
  • 0245-0012 Sorine 80 mg Oral Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0013 Sorine 120 mg Oral Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0014 Sorine 160 mg Oral Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0245-0015 Sorine 240 mg Oral Tablet by Upsher-smith Laboratories, Inc.
  • 0378-5123 Sotalol Hydrochloride 80 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5124 Sotalol Hydrochloride 120 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0378-5125 Sotalol Hydrochloride 160 mg Oral Tablet by Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 0603-5769 Sotalol Hydrochloride 80 mg Oral Tablet by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals
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Other drugs which contain Sotalol or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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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 i... 6 replies
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 yo... 2 replies
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 ... 1 reply
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 ... 1 reply
Sotalol 80mg light blue long tablet teva #9361x2daily
is there a safer alternative other than sotalol? i've been diagnosed with a-fib. I'm taking sotalol 80mg tablets... 1 reply
Sotalol side affects
ive been on sotalol since may of 2011 and my calfs and feet are numb or there just plane tired all the time. it bothers ... 1 reply
Can Sotalol Cause Persistant Cough
can sotalol cause pursistant cough. ## Hi roger, Sotalol can cause shortness of breath or wheezing as a severe side effe... 1 reply
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 ca... 1 reply
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 uncomfortabl... 2 replies
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 bea... 1 reply






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