Sotalar 80mg Tablet is used to treat various types of serious irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) such as fibrillation and tachycardia. It is an anti-arrhythmic type of medicine and rapidly restores your heart to a steady and regular rhythm.
Sotalar 80mg Tablet should be taken as advised by your doctor. It may be taken with or without food. Continuous monitoring of blood pressure and heart rate may be needed while taking this medicine. It is important that you keep taking it until your doctor decides it is safe to stop it. If you stop taking this medicine, you may get dangerous uneven heartbeats, which can be life-threatening.
Before getting this medicine, you should let your doctor know if you have low blood pressure, drink a lot of alcohol or have liver, heart, or thyroid problems. You should also inform your doctor about all other medicines that you are taking as many can seriously affect or be affected by this medicine. Some medicines like certain antibiotics and medicines for depression and mental illness should be avoided with this medicine.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor will carry out regular tests to check your liver and thyroid gland. You may also be advised other blood tests, x-rays, and eye tests both before and during treatment.
BENEFITS OF SOTALAR TABLET
Sotalar 80mg Tablet works by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart. This helps control the uneven beating of your heart and helps it to beat normally. It is normally only given by injection in a hospital when a fast response is needed or when tablets have not worked or cannot be given. This medicine thus prevents serious health problems that can sometimes be fatal and reduces your risk of death.
HOW TO USE SOTALAR TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sotalar 80mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Sotalar 80mg Tablet with dairy products such as milk, cheese, curd, butter, paneer and ice cream.
HOW SOTALAR TABLET WORKS
Sotalar 80mg Tablet is an anti-arrhythmic medication. It regulates heart beat by blocking abnormal electrical signals in the heart.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Sotalar 80mg Tablet.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sotalar 80mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sotalar 80mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Sotalar 80mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Sotalar 80mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sotalar 80mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sotalar 80mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with serious kidney disease.
Sotalar 80mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with liver disease. No dose adjustment of Sotalar 80mg Tablet is recommended.
INTERACTION WITH DRUGS
WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE SOTALAR TABLET?
If you miss a dose of Sotalar 80mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Sotalar
- Slow heart rate
- Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeats)
Q. What does Sotalar 80mg Tablet do to the heart?
Sotalar 80mg Tablet blocks certain electrical signals in the heart that can cause an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). This way, it helps to restore normal heart rhythm and maintains a regular, steady heartbeat.
Q. How should Sotalar 80mg Tablet be taken?
Sotalar 80mg Tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Usually, it is taken once or twice daily with or without food. It is to be swallowed whole with water and not to be cut or crushed.
Q. What if I forget to take Sotalar 80mg Tablet?
If you forget a dose of Sotalar 80mg Tablet take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose for a forgotten dose. Do not stop taking Sotalar 80mg Tablet without consulting your doctor. This is because, sudden discontinuation of the medicine may cause recurrence of irregular rhythm of heart or may be worse which can be dangerous.
Q. Is Sotalar 80mg Tablet safe?
Sotalar 80mg Tablet is generally safe to use. However, you should take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It may cause some side effects that are temporary and usually resolve on their own. Your doctor will tell you ways to cope up with them.
Q. Can Sotalar 80mg Tablet cause dizziness? How do I prevent it?
Yes. Sotalar 80mg Tablet can cause dizziness as a side effect. If this happens to you, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. Also, you should avoid alcohol while taking it, as it may worsen the dizziness.
Q. What are the warning signals of liver toxicity caused by Sotalar 80mg Tablet?
The warning signals of liver toxicity include yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice), tiredness, nausea, vomiting, dark-colored urine, pale-colored stools, loss of appetite, stomach pain or high temperature. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience these symptoms.
Q. What kind of vision problems occur with Sotalar 80mg Tablet?
You may experience blurred vision or see a circle around dazzling light (halos). It may also make your eyes dry or sensitive to light. It can even cause permanent blindness. Therefore, consult your doctor in case you experience any such problems while on Sotalar 80mg Tablet.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.