Multaq vs. Betapace

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What Are Possible Side Effects of Multaq?

Common side effects of Multaq include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Betapace?

Common side effects of Betapace include:

What Is Multaq?

Multaq (dronedarone) is an antiarrythmic drug used to treat atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter, types of abnormal heart rhythms.

What Is Betapace?

Betapace (sotalol) is an antiarrhythmic agent used for treating ventricular arrhythmias.

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What Drugs Interact With Multaq?

Multaq may interact with cyclosporine, dexamethasone, medications for treating tuberculosis, cyclosporine, sirolimus, tacrolimus, St. John's wort, theophylline, antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, anti-malaria medications, barbiturates, beta-blockers, cholesterol-lowering medicines, heart or blood pressure medications, heart rhythm medicines, medicines to prevent blood clots, medicines to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, medicines to treat HIV/AIDS or hepatitis C, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, migraine headache medicines, narcotics, seizure medications, and other drugs. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Do not use Multaq if you are pregnant.

What Drugs Interact With Betapace?

Betapace may interact with amiodarone, ketoconazole, itraconazole, calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, beta-agonists, tricyclic antidepressants, and antacids containing aluminum or magnesium. Abrupt withdrawal may lead to to myocardial infarction due to catecholamine sensitivity. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment with Betapace.

How Should Multaq Be Taken?

The recommended dosage of Multaq is 400 mg twice daily in adults. Multaq should be taken as one tablet with the morning meal and one tablet with the evening meal.

How Should Betapace Be Taken?

The recommended dose for adults is 80 to 160 mg twice daily.

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References

Sanofi-aventis. Multaq Prescribing Information.
https://www.multaq.com
FDA. Betapace AF Prescribing Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/021151s010lbl.pdf

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