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Betapace Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Betapace, Sorine

Generic Name: sotalol (Pronunciation: SOE ta lol)

What is sotalol (Betapace)?

Sotalol is in a group of drugs called beta-blockers. Beta-blockers affect the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins).

Sotalol is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow out of the heart). Sotalol is used in people with ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.

Another form of this medicine, called Sotalol AF, is used to treat heart rhythm disorders of the atrium (the upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart). Sotalol AF is used in people with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Sotalol (Betapace and Sorine) is not used for the same conditions that sotalol AF (Betapace AF) is used for.

Sotalol may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Betapace 120 mg

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Betapace 160 mg

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Betapace 240 mg

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Betapace 80 mg

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Sotalol 120 mg-APO

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Sotalol 120 mg-EON

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Sotalol 120 mg-MYL

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Sotalol 120 mg-TEV

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Sotalol 160 mg-APO

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Sotalol 160 mg-MYL

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Sotalol 160 mg-TEV

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Sotalol 240 mg-APO

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Sotalol 240 mg-EON

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Sotalol 240 mg-TEV

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Sotalol 80 mg-APO

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Sotalol 80 mg-EON

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Sotalol 80 mg-GLO

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Sotalol 80 mg-MYL

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Sotalol 80 mg-TEV

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What are the possible side effects of sotalol (Betapace)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • fast or pounding heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • slow heartbeat;
  • unusual sweating, increased thirst; or
  • swelling, rapid weight gain.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild diarrhea, nausea, vomiting;
  • headache;
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • tired feeling.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Betapace (sotalol) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about sotalol (Betapace)?

You will receive your first few doses of sotalol in a hospital setting where your heart rhythm can be monitored, in case the medication causes serious side effects.

If there are any changes in the brand or strength of sotalol you use, your dosage needs may change. Betapace and Sorine are not used for the same conditions that Betapace AF is used for. Always check your medicine when it is refilled to make sure you have received the correct brand and type as prescribed by your doctor. Ask the pharmacist if you have any questions about the medicine given to you at the pharmacy.

Do not skip doses or stop taking sotalol without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse. You may need to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.

If you need to have any type of surgery, you may need to temporarily stop using sotalol. Be sure the surgeon knows ahead of time that you are using sotalol.

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