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
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.
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