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a non-cardioselective beta-adrenergic blocking agent, used as the hydrochloride salt in treatment of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A beta-blocker drug, C12H20N2O3S, used in its hydrochloride form to treat certain cardiac arrhythmias.
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Betapace AFA racemic mixture of d- and l-sotalol, with beta-blocking (class II) and cardiac action potential duration prolongation (class-III antiarrhythmic properties).
Fatigue, bradycardia, proarrhythmia, dyspnea, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, QT-interval prolongation, nonspecific increase in liver enzymes.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
sotalolBetapace®, Sotacor® Cardiology A class II beta blocker that ↑ myocardial action potential duration, ↑ cardiac refractory period, lengthens QT interval; sotalol is used for conduction block, A Fib, torsade de pointes, angina, HTN, suppress PVCs, ventricular tachyarrhythmias Adverse effects Proarrhythmia due to ↑ β blockade; it may aggravate pre-existing arrhythmias–eg, sinus bradycardia, provoke new arrhythmias–eg, torsade de points–±2.5%, exacerbate CHF, hypotension, bronchospasm, fatigue, dizziness, dyspnea, headache. See β-blocker, SWORD.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
sotalolA long-acting beta-blocker drug used to treat irregularity of the heart action. Brand names are Beta-Cardone and Sotacor.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005