How long has sotalol been on the market?

How long has sotalol been on the market?

Answer :Sotalol is a commonly used antiarrhythmic drug that has been commercially available since the mid 1980’s.

Where is sotalol initiated?

Initiate sotalol only in a facility that can provide ECG monitoring and in the presence of personnel trained in the management of serious ventricular arrhythmias.

Can sotalol started outpatient?

By selecting patients who have a low risk for torsade de pointes, utilizing low doses and by careful outpatient ECG monitoring, there is evidence that sotalol can be initiated safely on an outpatient basis for the treatment of atrial fibrillation or ffutter.

Why do you need to be hospitalized to start sotalol?

Because clinically significant complications can be detected with in-hospital monitoring in one of five patients starting sotalol therapy, hospital admission is warranted for initiation of sotalol. Patients without pacemakers are at higher risk for these complications.

When did I start taking sotalol for atrial fibrillation?

Sotalol Hydrochloride AF (sotalol): “I had a pacemaker installed in December 2006 for a very slow heart rate but had constant Atrial fibrillation so the doctor started me on Sotalol in 2007. I did not notice any side effects and have not had an atrial fibrillation attack since then.

When did Betapace AF start taking sotalol?

Betapace AF (sotalol): “I have been on this drug since the summer of 2004.For the first 4 months I had a few times of a.f not bad enough to go to the hospital,feet up and rest.

What kind of action does sotalol have on AF?

Sotalol is an AAD with class II (b-adreno- ceptor blocking) and class III (cardiac action potential duration prolongation) properties. This peculiar feature makes this drug an attrac- tive option for the treatment and prevention of AF.

When was sotalol approved for oral use in the US?

Back then, Betapace aka Sotalol was newly approved for oral use in the US although it had been around in Europe. I have been on this medicine since then.

Sotalol Hydrochloride AF (sotalol): “I had a pacemaker installed in December 2006 for a very slow heart rate but had constant Atrial fibrillation so the doctor started me on Sotalol in 2007. I did not notice any side effects and have not had an atrial fibrillation attack since then.

What’s the difference between sotalol and sotamol AF?

Sotalol AF is used to treat atrial fibrillation or heart flutter. Sotalol and sotalol AF can’t be substituted for one another. They have differences in dosing, administration, and safety. Make sure you know which sotalol product you’re taking.

How is sotalol used to keep the heart beating?

Sotalol is used to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders of the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow out of the heart). Sotalol is used in people with ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation. Another form of sotalol, called sotalol AF,…

Betapace AF (sotalol): “I have been on this drug since the summer of 2004.For the first 4 months I had a few times of a.f not bad enough to go to the hospital,feet up and rest.