sotalol HCl

sotalol HCl (sō´təlol´),

n brand name: Betapace;
drug class: nonselective β-adrenergic blocker;
action: competitively blocks stimulation of β-adrenergic receptors in the heart and decreases renin activity, all of which may play a role in reducing systolic and diastolic blood pressure; inhibits β2-receptors in the bronchial system;
use: treatment of life-threatening ventricular dysrhythmias.
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Other 2001 approvals included sotalol HCl in 80-, 120-, 160- and 240-mg.
The patent relates to methods for novel pharmaceutical dosage forms that provide for once daily, pulsatile delivery of Sotalol HCL, a widely used Class III antiarrhythmic in widespread use.