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 a liquid.

  • Give this medication only as directed, and do not stop unless directed to stop by your child's doctor.
  • Notify your child’s doctor of all medications and herbal remedies your child is currently taking.
  • Antacids should not be taken with this medication.
  • Tell your child's doctor if your child has asthma or diabetes before administering this medication.
  • Be sure to keep all doctor appointments.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • If too much medication is taken by accident, first call 911, then call the hospital operator at 513-636-4200, or toll free at 1-800-344-2462.  Ask to speak to the cardiologist on call.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children.
  • Give a missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your child's regular schedule.
  • Do not give a double dose or extra doses.
  • Doses should not be given more often than every seven hours.
  • Do not change dose or stop your child's medicine. Talk with healthcare provider.  
  • 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 06/2015