Sotalol (Betapace)

(SOE-tuh-lol)

Sotalol (Betapace) belongs to a class of medications known as beta-blockers, and also in a class of medications known as antiarrhythmics.

It is used to treat irregular heartbeats.

Sotalol is given as a tablet, or your pharmacist may be able to make a liquid.

  • Give this medication only as directed, and do not stop unless directed to stop by your child's doctor.
  • It is best to take this medication at the same time around meals each day.
  • Antacids should be taken two hours before or two hours after taking medication.
  • Tell your child's doctor if your child has asthma or diabetes before administering this medication.
  • Be sure to keep all doctors’ appointments so that the doctor can make sure that this medicine is working.
  • Tell your child's doctor of other medications your child may be taking. This includes any prescriptions or over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle/package.
  • If too much medication is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), 513-636-5111, or 1-800-222-1222.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children. 

For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and/or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.

  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Upset stomach
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to cold in hands and feet
  • Occasionally, it may also cause confusion or vivid dreams
  • Wheezing or trouble breathing
  • Severe headache
  • Fainting or severe dizziness
  • Skin rash
  • Increased or decreased heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Severe diarrhea or vomiting
  • Increased thirst
  • Swelling of the legs or ankles

Last Updated 11/2013