Will Sotalol Harm a Fetus?

Concerns With Beta Blockers and Pregnancy

In addition to being an arrhythmia medication, sotalol is a beta blocker. With beta blockers in general, there have been reports of slowed intrauterine growth, small placentas, and birth defects related to the medication's use during pregnancy. There have also been reports of a very low heart rate, low blood sugars, and/or decreased breathing in some women when beta blockers were used during childbirth. In particular, there have been reports of low birth weight, low blood pressure, and slow heart rates in newborns whose mothers took sotalol when pregnant.
 

Final Thoughts

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, let your healthcare provider know. He or she will consider the benefits and risks of using sotalol during pregnancy before making a recommendation in your particular situation.
 
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