Betapace (Sotalol) is a beta-blocker used to treat certain types of irregular heartbeat (ventricular arrhythmias). It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Betapace tablets are indicated for: Ventricular arrhythmias: - Treatment of life-threatening ventricular, tachyarrhythmias; Treatment of symptomatic non-sustained ventricular tachyarrhythmias; Supraventricular arrhythmias: Prophylaxis of paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, paroxysmal A-V nodal re-entrant tachycardia, paroxysmal A-V re-entrant tachycardia using accessory pathways, and paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia after cardiac surgery; Maintenance of normal sinus rhythm following conversion of atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter.
BETAPACE SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include dizziness, fatigue, lightheadedness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY if you experience an irregular, fast, or slow heartbeat; chest pain; shortness of breath; or swelling of the feet or ankles. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.