An overdose with this medicine is likely to cause dangerously low blood pressure (hypotension), a slow heart rate (bradycardia), and other serious problems. If you happen to overdose on sotalol, seek immediate medical attention.
If you forget to take your sotalol dose, take the missed one as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. It is very important that you not to miss any doses with this particular medication.
Sotalol should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children and pets.
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