Betapace (Sotalol) for Heart Disease | MyHeartDiseaseTeam

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Betapace is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias. Betapace may be referred to by its drug name, Sotalol.

Betapace is an antiarrhythmic agent and a beta blocker. Betapace is believed to work on arrhythmia by influencing the electrical system of the heart. Beta blockers are believed to work by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heartrate.

How do I take it?
Prescribing information states that Betapace is generally taken twice daily after loading doses have been completed in a clinical setting.

Betapace comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Betapace lists common side effects including headache, dizziness, fatigue, weakness, insomnia, pain in the arms or legs, chest pain, low blood pressure, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and upset stomach.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Betapace include new or worsening heart failure and potentially fatal tachycardia (fast heartbeat).

For more details about this treatment, visit:
Betapace – RxList

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