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Active Ingredients:Sotalol hydrochloride

Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking SOTACOR.

SOTACORhelps most people with arrhythmia, but it may have unwanted side effects in some people. Rarely, serious heart problems can develop while you are taking normal doses of SOTACORbut you must remember that you are taking SOTACORbecause your heart already has a serious problem. It is very important that your doctor keeps a check on your progress.

All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical treatment if you get some of the side effects.

Do not be alarmed by this list of possible side effects. You may not experience any of them.

Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.

Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following and they worry you:

    Dizziness, lightheadedness or Fainting, especially when you get up from a sitting or lying position. Getting up slowly may help.
  • tiredness, lack of energy, weakness
  • headache, fever
  • irritated eyes, blurred vision, worsening of eyesight, increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  • feeling sick, vomiting, stomach upset, diarrhoea, wind
  • change in taste sensation
  • anxiety, depression, mood changes
  • problems with sexual function
  • sleep problems, unusual dreams
  • worsening of psoriasis
  • hearing disturbances
  • tingling or numbness in the hands or feet, cold limbs

Tell your doctor immediately or go to casualty at the nearest hospital if you notice any of the following:

  • chest tightness, wheezing, shortness of breath
  • very slow heart beat
  • fast, irregular heart beat, palpitations
  • chest pain
  • any type of skin rash, itching
  • shortness of breath (sometimes with tiredness, weakness and reduced ability to exercise), which may occur together with swelling of the feet or legs due to fluid build up

This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may occur in some people and there may be some side effects not yet known.

Tell your doctor if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell while you are taking, or soon after you have finished taking SOTOCOR,even if it is not on this list.

Immediately telephone your doctor or Poisons Information Centre (telephone 13 11 26), if you think that you or anyone else may have taken too much Sotacor. Do this even if there are no signs of discomfort or poisoning.

Too much SOTACORwill cause your blood pressure and heart rate to drop to dangerous levels. Serious heart problems may develop and this could be fatal.

SOTACORis not addictive or habit forming. SOTACORis only available upon prescription form your doctor.

Do not give SOTACORto anyone else, even if they have the same condition as you.

Do not take SOTACORto treat any other complaints unless your doctor tells you to.

Do not let yourself run out of tablets over weekends or on holidays.

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