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Betapace AF Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
- What are the possible side effects of sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
- How should I take sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Betapace AF)?
- What happens if I overdose (Betapace AF)?
- What should I avoid while taking sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
- What other drugs will affect sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Betapace AF)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if your next dose is less than 8 hours away. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Call your doctor if you miss more than two doses of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Betapace AF)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include severe forms of some of the side effects listed in this medication guide.
What should I avoid while taking sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take sotalol AF. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb sotalol AF.
What other drugs will affect sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
Many drugs can interact with sotalol AF. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- a diuretic (water pill);
- insulin or oral diabetes medication;
- terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl);
- an antibiotic such as azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax, Z-Pack), clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin, Pediazole), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip, Limbitrol), citalopram (Celexa), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Aralen), halofantrine (Halfan), or mefloquine (Lariam);
- any other heart rhythm medications, especially amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), dofetilide (Tikosyn), dronedarone (Multaq), flecainide (Tambocor), ibutilide (Corvert), mexiletine (Mexitil), procainamide (Procan, Pronestyl), propafenone, (Rythmol), or quinidine (Quin-G);
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), clonidine (Catapres, Clorpres), digoxin (digitalis, Digitek, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin), diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Diltia, Diltzac, Taztia, Tiazac), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan, Tarka), and others;
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting such as dolasetron (Anzemet), droperidol (Inapsine), or ondansetron (Zofran);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), mesoridazine (Serentil), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex, Treximet); or
- narcotic medication such as methadone (Methadose, Diskets, Dolophine).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with sotalol AF. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about sotalol AF.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Betapace AF Information
- Betapace AF Drug Interactions Center: sotalol oral
- Betapace AF Side Effects Center
- Betapace AF Overview including Precautions
- Betapace AF FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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