Sotalol is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation (blood flow through arteries and veins). 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 this medicine, called sotalol AF, is used to treat heart rhythm disorders of the atrium (the upper chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into the heart). Sotalol AF is used in people with atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Sotalol (Betapace, Sorine) is not used for the same conditions that sotalol AF (Betapace AF) is used for. Sotalol may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sotalol falls in the category of antiarrhythmic medicine whose work is to maintain a normal heart beat in patients. The drug works by dilating the arteries. In other words it either narrows or widens the arteries hence giving a rhythmic flow of blood. Other conditions related to blood flow can also be cured by the same drug.
Sotalol is a beta-blocker that affects heart circulation or the flow of blood via the veins and arteries. The medicine is mostly used in treating heartbeat disorder of the upper chambers of the heart that allows the flow of the blood into the heart. It is mostly used treatment for atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
It is also worth noting that sorine, Betapace and sotylize are forms of Satolol that are used to treat rhythm disorders of the ventricles. With that, it can also be used in patients diagnosed with ventricular tachycardia or the ventricular fibrillation. If the patient has asthma, severe kidney disease, low levels of potassium, they should not be prescribed to Prochlorperazine Maleate.