Heart Disease Community
Anyone here take sotalol
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Anyone here take sotalol

I have a history of ventricular tachycardia.  They implated an ICD.  About a year later they had to put me on amiodarone (200mg daily).  Since then I had not had an episode for 5 years.  Couple of week ago I got a "shock" from the ICD but for atrial fibrillation.  I had also recently developed hyperthyroidism from the amiodarone.  So starting tomorrow I am no longer taking the amiodarone or the increased Coreg (25mg 2x daily due to the symptoms of hyperthyroidism).  I will instead take 120mg 2x daily of sotalol.  I am asking what the effect on my blood pressure will be at that dose.  I keep a pretty steady 115/70 with the Coreg.  This is a slightly higher dose of sotalol than normal (80mg normal).  Thanks  
Related Discussions
Avatar_n_tn
I am taking the same dose of sotalol that you are and I have been taking it since December when I had atrial fibrillation caused by low potassium.  They gave it to me as protection in case the potassium dropped again.  The sotalol has really helped my blood pressure.  I was taken off Lopressor (a beta blocker) and Cardizem (for the AF), and it's lower now with just the sotalol.  I know it makes some people tired, but it hasn't me.  The only problem is that I have noticed PVC's lately (not bad ones) and I had an episode of SVT recently on a stress test and at home.  I don't know what part the sotalol plays in that but I am going to the doctor next week and I intend to ask him all that.  I hope this helps.  I know how scary all is.  They say, "Don't be anxious," but that's just a little difficult to do when your heart is involved.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
4 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Alzheimer's Prevention
9 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
The Dark Side of 'Healthy'...
10 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA