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 17 3
Heart arrhythmias 8 4
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 1 0
Irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia) 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 0
Mild 3
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Sotalol

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 1
Lack of energy 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Sotalol

Dosage Patients
80 mg twice daily 3
40 mg twice daily 1
200 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Sotalol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who’ve stopped taking Sotalol

Duration

Currently taking Sotalol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 4

Stopped taking Sotalol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
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 0
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 2
Not specified 4

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Sotalol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Bisoprolol (Concor Cor) 1

Patients stopped taking Sotalol and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amiodarone (Arycor) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Sotalol

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sharon28753
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sharon28753
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Little
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Most
Stickman: most
Description:F66y
FM:18y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See sharon28753's full Sotalol history

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

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