Full instructions, dosage information and potential known side effects are all available in the leaflet that comes with the prescription product. If you require any advice or assistance with placing your order, please donâ€™t hesitate to contact our team.
How do I take/use this medicine?
Take Sotalol exactly as directed by your doctor. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
Continue taking Sotalol even when you feel better. Do not stop taking it unless instructed by your doctor. Your condition may worsen rapidly if Sotalol is stopped suddenly.
Take Sotalol on an empty stomach 1-2 hours before meals, with a glass of plain water. Try to take it at the same time each day.
What should I take note of while using/taking this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have kidney or thyroid disease, diabetes, any disease that affects your blood vessels or blood circulation as well as other illnesses such as myasthenia gravis and phaeochromocytoma. You should also inform your doctor if you are seeing a psychiatrist.
If you also have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar more closely.
Alert your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are being treated with Sotalol.
You may feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying position, especially if you are taking Sotalol for the very first time. This is common and should improve gradually as you get used to the medicine. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying position. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
If you are going for an operation, including minor operations and dental work, always inform your doctor, surgeon or dentist that you are taking Sotalol.
Why is it important to keep my appointments with the doctor?
Your doctor needs to check your response to the medication regularly. He may also need to do routine blood tests to monitor your condition. Be sure to keep all appointments with your doctor.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you have asthma or other lung conditions.
Sotalol may not be suitable for certain heart conditions. Alert your doctor to any heart conditions that you have.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
Why do I need this medicine?
Sotalol is used to treat arrhythmia -- a heart disease where the heartbeat is not regular or is too fast. When the heart is not pumping regularly or is pumping too fast, blood cannot be efficiently pumped out of the heart to other parts of the body.
Sotalol slows down the heart rate and helps to make the heartbeat more regular.
What side effects could I experience?
Sotalol may cause dizziness. If you feel dizzy, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.
Sotalol may also cause tiredness, weakness, headache, stomach upset, difficulty sleeping, numbness or tingling of the fingers and toes. Alert your doctor if these side effects are severe or refuse to go away.
Other side effects are less common but may need medical attention. Alert your doctor if you develop wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest pain, abnormally slow or fast heart rate, blurred vision or rashes.
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Can I take/use this with other medicines?
Do not take Sotalol with a stomach medicine called cisapride, or antihistamines such as terfenadine, astemizole or mizolastine.
Alert your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, especially those listed here:
- other medicines for heart disease or high blood pressure, especially digoxin, amiodarone, frusemide, clonidine, prazosin
- migraine medicines such as ergotamine
- mood medicines such as haloperidol or antidepressants
- antibiotics such as erythromycin, ciprofloxacin and related medicines
Do not take antacids together with Sotalol. Antacids may affect the effectiveness of Sotalol. If you must take antacids, take it at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take Sotalol.
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.