What is Sotalol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Betapace

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Sotalol is a beta blocker used in the treatment of high blood pressure and irregular heart beat.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
atrial fibrillation 19 5
Heart arrhythmias 8 4
Irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) 3 3
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 0
Migraine headaches 1 2
Palpitations 1 0

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 4
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sotalol

Side effect Patients
Chest pressure 1
Fatigue 1
Lack of energy 1
Pressure headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sotalol

Dosage Patients
160 mg daily 2
80 mg twice daily 2
40 mg twice daily 1
120 mg twice daily 1
160 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sotalol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 1
See all 5 patients who've stopped taking Sotalol

Duration

Currently taking Sotalol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Sotalol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 11
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 3
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sotalol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1

Patients stopped taking Sotalol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amiodarone (Arycor) 1
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1
Flecainide (Tambocor) 1
Last updated:

1 patient evaluation for Sotalol

Dec 1, 2011 (Started Nov 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for atrial fibrillation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 240 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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