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Betapace Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is sotalol (Betapace)?
- What are the possible side effects of sotalol (Betapace)?
- What is the most important information I should know about sotalol (Betapace)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking sotalol (Betapace)?
- How should I take sotalol (Betapace)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Betapace)?
- What happens if I overdose (Betapace)?
- What should I avoid while taking sotalol (Betapace)?
- What other drugs will affect sotalol (Betapace)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Betapace)?
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.
What happens if I overdose (Betapace)?
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 (Betapace)?
Avoid taking an antacid within 2 hours before or after you take sotalol. Some antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb sotalol.
What other drugs will affect sotalol (Betapace)?
Many drugs can interact with sotalol. 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. 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 doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about sotalol.
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 Information
- Betapace Drug Interactions Center: sotalol oral
- Betapace Side Effects Center
- Betapace Overview including Precautions
- Betapace FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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