Sotalar 80mg Tablet 10'S

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INTRODUCTION

SOTALAR contains sotalol which belongs to the group of medicines called adrenergic beta-blockers. It is used in the treatment of certain types of irregular heartbeats such as life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeats that originate in the ventricles) or atrial or supraventricular arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats that originate in the auricles).

Sotalol acts by blocking the generation and conduction of abnormal electrical signals in your heart. Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine. During the first few weeks of therapy, your doctor will closely monitor your heartbeat and cardiac rhythm to access the therapeutic response and may further adjust the dose accordingly. Regular blood tests are required for monitoring the levels of potassium and magnesium in your blood, before and during the course of the therapy to avoid unwanted side effects.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine are irregular heartbeat, weakness, headache, dizziness and breathlessness. Contact your doctor if any of these symptom bothers you. SOTALAR is not recommended for use in patients having lung, kidney, liver or any other heart disease. Consult your doctor before taking. It is also not recommended for use in pregnant or lactating women and in children under 18 years of age.

USES OF SOTALAR

  • Life-threatening ventricular arrhythmia
  • Atrial or supraventricular arrhythmias

HOW SOTALAR WORKS

SOTALAR inhibits the adrenergic beta-1 receptors in the myocardium of the heart. It regulates your heartbeat by blocking the abnormal electrical signals in your heart. It also blocks the opening of potassium channels leading to slow repolarization, lengthening of QT interval and shorten conduction of action potentials through the atrium.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take SOTALAR as directed by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. Swallow the medicine as whole with a sip of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending upon your age, body weight and health condition. Continue to take this medicine, as long as your doctor tells you to do so, to obtain better results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF SOTALAR

SERIOUS

  • signs of allergic reactions (such as swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat with difficulty in swallowing or breathing)

COMMON

  • irregular heartbeat, chest pain, difficulty in breathing
  • low blood pressure or fainting
  • nausea and vomiting
  • indigestion, abdominal pain, flatulence, diarrhea,
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • headache or light-headedness
  • dizziness
  • fatigue (general weakness) or tiredness
  • difficulty in sleeping
  • numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • sexual dysfunction
  • fever
  • skin rash
  • problems in hearing
  • problems in vision
  • dysgeusia (distortion of sense of taste)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea or vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Do not eat rich or spicy food.

Flatulence:

Eat smaller and frequent meals. Eat and drink slowly, and exercise regularly. If the symptoms get worse, contact your doctor immediately.

Diarrhea:

Drink lots of fluids, such as water or juice, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any medicines without speaking to a doctor.

Abdominal pain:

Try to rest and relax. You can eat and drink slowly or have smaller and frequent meals. Keeping a heat pad on your stomach may also help. If still pain persists, speak to your doctor.

Skin rash:

Avoid hot showers because hot water can irritate the skin. Do not rub or scratch the affected area. Use sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors. Regularly use moisturizers to soothe and hydrate the affected area. If the symptom still persists, contact your doctor.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid traveling, driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. If the symptom still persists, contact your doctor for advice.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

SOTALAR is generally not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor for advice.

BREASTFEEDING

SOTALAR is generally not recommended for use during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor for advice.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if your ability is affected by this medicine.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking this medicine.

KIDNEY

SOTALAR is not recommended for use in patients with kidney failure or other kidney problems. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

SOTALAR should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver problems. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to sotalol.

LUNGS

SOTALAR is not recommended for use in patients who suffer from asthma, wheezing or any other lung disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

HEART DISEASE

SOTALAR is not recommended for use in patients who suffer from bradycardia (slow heartbeat) including sick sinus syndrome or prolonged QT interval, second- or third-degree AV heart block, hypotension (low blood pressure), cardiogenic shock or circulation failure. Consult your doctor for advice.

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking,

  • medicines used to treat heart failure, high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat (e.g. digoxin, reserpine, guanethidine or alpha methyldopa, verapamil, diltiazem, amiodarone, disopyramide, quinidine, procainamide and bepridil)
  • medicines used to prolong QT interval such as phenothiazines (e.g. chlorpromazine or fluphenazine) or tricyclic antidepressants (e.g. amitriptyline, doxepin)
  • medicines used to treat depression, anxiety, nervous disorders and mental disturbances (e.g. fluoxetine, sertraline, amitriptyline or methyldopa)
  • medicines used to treat bacterial infections such as quinolone antibiotics (e.g. ciprofloxacin) or erythromycin
  • terfenadine and astemizole (used to treat allergic reaction)
  • halofantrine (used to treat malaria)
  • pentamidine (used to treat pneumonia)
  • amphotericin B (used to treat fungal infections)
  • floctafenine (used to treat mild to moderate pain)
  • potassium-sparing diuretics (e.g. spironolactone, aldosterone)
  • corticosteroids (used to treat inflammation) e.g. prednisone, prednisolone
  • laxatives (used to treat constipation) e.g. methylcellulose, lactulose
  • clonidine (used to treat headache or hot flushes)
  • medicines used to treat diabetes (e.g. metformin, rosiglitazone, pioglitazone, insulin)
  • tubocurarin (a muscle relaxant)
  • salbutamol (used to treat asthma)
  • surgical anesthetics (e.g. sevoflurane, isoflurane)

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Sotalol
Pharmacological Category :   Antiarrhythmic agent, Beta-blocker
Therapeutic Indication :   Arrhythmias
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT SOTALAR

Can I stop taking SOTALAR abruptly?

No. Do not stop taking this medicine abruptly, because it may cause withdrawal symptoms such as exacerbation of angina pectoris, arrythmias and in some cases heart attack. Your doctor would reduce the dose before completely stopping this medicine.

Can we consume alcohol while taking SOTALAR?

Moderate amounts of alcohol will not affect the activity of this medicine. However, consult your doctor regarding alcohol consumption while taking this medicine.

Will SOTALAR cause dizziness?

Yes. It can cause dizziness in some individuals. Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid traveling, driving or operating any tools or machines while you are feeling dizzy. If the symptom still persists, contact your doctor for advice.

REFERENCES

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2. Kevin J. Sampson and Robert S. Kass. Anti-arrhythmic Drugs. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological basics of Therapeutics. 12th Edition. New York McGraw Hill Medical 2011. Page – 845.

3. Gerald G. Briggs and Roger K. Freeman. S. A reference guide to fetal and neonatal risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. Tenth Edition. 2015. Page – 3564-3568.

4. Stanley nattel, Bernard J. Gersh, Lionel H. Opie. Antiarrhythmic Drugs and Strategies. Drugs for the heart. 8th Edition. 2013. Page – 294-295.

5. Forest Laboratories. Efficacy and Safety Evaluation of Azimilide or Sotalol vs Placebo for Treatment of Patients with Atrial Fibrillation. NIH U.S. National Library of Medicine ClinicalTrials.gov. [Revised on October 2011] [Accessed 29th December 2020] https://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00035451

6. Elyes Dahmane,  Kathy Tang, Jogarao V.S. Gobburu, T. Joseph Mattingly, II, Brent N. Reed, Vincent Y. See, Joshuha Ayres and Vijay Ivaturi. Clinical Pharmacology-Driven Translational Research to Optimize Bedside Therapeutics of Sotalol Therapy. NCBI; PMC US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health. August 2019. [Accessed 29th December 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6853149/

7. Cipla. Ltd. SOTALAR Tablets (Sotalol). Ciplamed.com. [Revised on August 2018] [Accessed 29th December 2020] https://www.ciplamed.com/content/sotalar-tablets

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USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Net Qty
    1
    Shelf Life
    NA
    Item Weight
    17.5
    No. of Units in a Kit
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