Highlights for sotalol
sotalol Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- chest pain
- cold, tingling, or numb hands or feet
- difficulty breathing, wheezing
- irregular heartbeat
- muscle aches and pains
- slow heart rate
- swollen legs or ankles
- tremor, shakes
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
- change in sex drive or performance
- mental depression
- weakness or tiredness
sotalol May Interact with Other Medications
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
- arsenic trioxide
- certain antibiotics like clarithromycin, erythromycin, telithromycin
- medicines for malaria like chloroquine and halofantrine
- medicines to control heart rhythm like amiodarone, disopyramide, dofetilide, flecainide, ibutilide, propafenone
- phenothiazines like prochlorperazine, perphenazine, thioridazine, and others
- tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, imipramine, nortriptyline, and others
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
- medicines for angina or high blood pressure like diltiazem or verapamil
- medicines for colds and breathing difficulties
- medicines for diabetes
- other beta-blockers like atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol and others
How to Use sotalol
This medicine is for infusion into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
- heart or vessel disease like low blood pressure, slow heart rate, worsening heart failure, heart block, sick sinus syndrome, or Raynaud's disease
- kidney disease
- history of low levels of potassium or magnesium
- lung or breathing disease, like asthma or emphysema
- recent heart attack
- thyroid disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to sotalol, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This does not apply.
Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.
This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.
Last Updated: August 19, 2014