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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. If your next dose is less than 8 hours away, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. 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 if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include swelling, hunger, weakness, confusion, sweating, slow or fast heartbeats, chest pain, feeling short of breath, fainting, and seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
Do not take an antacid within 2 hours before or after taking sotalol AF. Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the specific type of antacid your doctor recommends. Antacids contain different medicines and some types can make it harder for your body to absorb sotalol AF.
What other drugs will affect sotalol AF (Betapace AF)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- clonidine (Catapres);
- digoxin (digitalis, Digitek, Lanoxicaps, Lanoxin);
- a diuretic (water pill);
- drugs that can affect heart rhythm, such as cisapride (Propulsid), droperidol (Inapsine), methadone (Methadose), pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- any other heart rhythm medications, especially amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), procainamide (Procan), quinidine (Cardioquin, Quinaglute), sotalol (Betapace);
- antibiotics such as azithromycin (Zithromax), clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E-Mycin, E.E.S., Erythrocin, Ery-Tab), telithromycin (Ketek);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorder, such as pimozide (Orap), haloperidol (Haldol), thioridazine (Mellaril);
- a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro), promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan, Anergan, Antinaus), thioridazine (Mellaril), and others;
- an antidepressant such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip), doxepin (Sinequan), desipramine (Norpramin), imipramine (Janimine, Tofranil), nortriptyline (Pamelor), and others;
- a diabetes medication such as insulin, glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase, Glynase), glipizide (Glucotrol), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), metformin (Glucophage);
- a calcium channel blocker such as diltiazem (Cartia, Cardizem), felodipine (Plendil), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin, Verelan), and others; or
- medicine for asthma or other breathing disorders, such as albuterol (Ventolin, Proventil), metaproterenol (Alupent), pirbuterol (Maxair), terbutaline (Brethaire, Brethine, Bricanyl), and theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with sotalol AF. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
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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