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Sotalol alternative. My father is in philippines. On sotalol 160mg 1 year, w/ pacemaker. Can not get sotalol here. Is there a safe alternative med?

Sotalol alternative.
My father is in philippines. On sotalol 160mg 1 year, w/ pacemaker. Can not get sotalol here. Is there a safe alternative med?

Yes, but...: There are medicines in the same class as sotalol like dofetilide, and they are also effective for many of the same problems, but they must be initiated under monitored circumstances to avoid a serious risk of dangerous heart rhythm problems. A pacemaker cannot protect you from such rhythms (only a defibrillator can do so) and i advise caution in your search. ...Read more

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Hi, I am taking Sotalol 160mg in morning and 160mg in evening because of HCM. Any alternatives because the side effects are terrible.

Hi, I am taking Sotalol 160mg in morning and 160mg in evening because of HCM. Any alternatives because the side effects are terrible.

Yes : Any negative intotrope is fine for treatment of HOCM; beta blockers preferred to calcium channel blockers however because of additional cardio protective benefits. Try metoprolol, or carvedilol -- 2 beta blockers with most data and pleitropic benefits! ...Read more

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What could I take in place of my 40mg of sotalol and safely breastfeed. Any alternatives? I have SVT . Thanks!

What could I take in place of my 40mg of sotalol and safely breastfeed. Any alternatives? I have SVT . Thanks!

Beta blockers: This beta blocker is extensively found in the breast milk. It is not safe to be taken while breastfeeding. There are several beta blockers which are safe, most notably propanolol and metoprolol.Check with your doctors to find a safe one for you and your baby. :) ...Read more

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Doctor, i notice that after i started taking sotalol I have become very constipated and weak, sleepy. Is there a natural alternative to this medicatio?

See cardiology: Sotolol is typically used for atrial fibrillation. If these symptoms are signs of drug intolerance, another option might be considered, but such options are best deliberated by your cardiologist who knows your history and the structural/functionl attributes of your heart. ...Read more

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Any uses for sotalol?

Any uses for sotalol?

Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more

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What is the efects of sotalol?

What is the efects of sotalol?

Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more

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What are the effects of sotalol?

Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more

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What is betapace (sotalol)?

What is betapace (sotalol)?

Heart rhythm problem: Betapace (sotalol) is used to control abnormal heart rhythms. Do you know what kind of rhythm problem she might have? ...Read more

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Does sotalol has a lot of side effects?

Rhythm control: Sotalol is an antiarrhythmic medication to treat certain types of heart rhythm disorders. Paradoxically it can cause potentially lethal cardiac rhythms if not used properly. All antiarrhythmics share this property. It is important to follow regularly with a cardiologist experienced in the use of sotalol. ...Read more