Betapace (Sotalol)

Strength(s): 40 mg

Active Ingredient: Sotalol

Category:

Description

This medication is commonly used in the treatment of a serious type of heartbeat referred to as ventricular tachycardia. This condition could be life-threatening. Also, the medication is used in the treatment of certain fast/irregular heartbeats (atrial fibrillation/flutter) with patients suffering symptoms like shortness of breath and weakness. Betapace is used in lessening of these symptoms.

Betapace medication works by slowing down the heart rate to a point where the heart beats in a normal and regular way. The medication is both an anti-arrhythmic and a beta blocker.

Side Effects of Betapace

Patients taking Betapace may experience side effects such as dizziness, tiredness and slow heartbeat. Less common side effects of the medication include diarrhea, headache and decreased sexual ability. If you experience any of these symptoms persistently, visit a doctor promptly.

To reduce the risk of lightheadedness and dizziness, proceed slowly when getting up from a sitting or lying position.

In case of these serious side effects, consult a doctor immediately: fainting, severe dizziness, chest pains and sudden change in heartbeat. In case of other side effects not mentioned above, consult a doctor or pharmacist immediately.

Precautions

Before getting Betapace medication, inform your doctor or pharmacist on any allergies to Betapace or other substances. Betapace may contain inactive ingredients that may result in allergic reactions or other complications. It is therefore recommended to talk to the doctor or pharmacist to get more details.

This medication is unsafe for use by patients suffering from certain medical conditions. You should consult your doctor if you have severe heart failure, certain heart rhythm problems and breathing problems.

Before using Betapace medication, inform your doctor or physician of any existing or past medical conditions, especially a very recent heart attack (in the past 2 weeks), kidney problems, treated stable heart failure, serious allergic reactions that require epinephrine treatment, overactive thyroid disease and other irregular heartbeat problems.

Interactions of Betapace Medication

Drug interactions are dangerous as they can affect the working of your medication or even increase the risk of serious side effects. Keep a list of all medication you take including herbal products and present it to a doctor before prescription. Also, do not start, stop or change the dosage without prior approval by the doctor.

A product that is known to interact with Betapace medication is fingolimod.

There are other drugs that affect the heart rhythm other than Betapace. These include dofetilide, procainamide, disopyramide, pimozide, macrolide antibiotics, quinidine among others. Betapace medication may affect certain medical/laboratory tests, resulting in false test results.

Betapace Overdose

In case of a Betapace overdose, visit a doctor or pharmacist immediately. This medication should not be shared with another patient. Laboratory and medical tests should be undertaken regularly so as to check for side effects and monitor progress of the medication.

In case of a missed dose, take the dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, the missed dose should be skipped entirely and the normal dosing schedule maintained.

If you are looking to buy Betapace medication, you can order Betapace 40mg online through various online retailers. Cheap prices and discounts can be found online and services such as doorstep deliveries are also offered. You can also walk into any Canadian pharmacy to buy Betapace medication or make any inquiries about the medication.