Heart Home > Precautions and Warnings With Sotalol

There are several precautions and warnings with sotalol to be aware of before starting treatment. For example, it is important to know that the medication may actually increase the risk of life-threatening arrhythmias and can worsen certain medical conditions, such as asthma or heart failure. You should not use sotalol if you have long QT syndrome, cardiogenic shock, or uncontrolled congestive heart failure.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Sotalol?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking sotalol hydrochloride (Betapace®, Sorine®) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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