Betapace Oral Tablet 120Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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BETAPACE: Oral tablet (120mg)

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Betapace 120mg Tab
COVIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: BETAPACE  |  120 mg
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Betapace 120mg Tab
COVIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: BETAPACE  |  120 mg
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Betapace 120mg Tab
COVIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: BETAPACE  |  120 mg

What is this Medicine?

SOTALOL (SOE ta lole) is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat heart rhythm problems and to slow rapid heartbeats. This medicine can help your heart to return to and maintain a normal rhythm.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for BETAPACE: Oral tablet(120mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Betapace 120mg Tablet

NDC: 504190109
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Ventricular Tachycardia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Atrial Fibrillation Prophylaxis, Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) Prophylaxis, Cardiac Surgery, Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Betapace 120mg Tablet
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Berlex Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 120mg  |  BETAPACE
Shape: oblong
Color: blue
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COVIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: BETAPACE  |  120 mg
Shape: oblong
Color: blue
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COVIS Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: BETAPACE  |  120 mg
Shape: oblong
Color: blue

Reported Side Effects for Betapace 120mg Tablet

Heart Block Incidence:
1.0-10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
1.2-10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Torsade De Pointes Incidence:
1.4%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Slow Heart Beat Incidence:
1.4-4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Tired Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.0-6.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
2.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
3.9-12.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Loose Stools Incidence:
5.0-7.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
5.7-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.7-10.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Betapace 120mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Betapace 120mg Tablet(Sotalol Hydrochloride)
Marijuana and Beta-blockers(Sotalol Hydrochloride)
Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Beta-Blockers (examples: Coreg, Metoprolol or Lopressor or Toprol, Nadolol or Corgard, Propranolol or Inderal) together without talking to your health care provider. Marijuana, Medical may decrease the effectiveness of Beta-Blockers. It is possible that Marijuana, Medical can cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate or other heart-related side effects in persons predisposed to these conditions, which may make the Beta-Blocker-type drug less effective at treating heart or blood pressure related problems.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Betapace 120mg Tablet(Sotalol Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Antihypertensives(Sotalol Hydrochloride)
Although an interaction is possible, Ethanol (alchohol) and Antihypertensive Agents (drugs used to reduce high blood pressure) may be used together. Ethanol or alchohol-containing beverages may increase the effects of Antihypertensive Agents on your blood pressure. If the blood pressure drops too low while taking Ethanol and Antihypertensive Agents, you may become dizzy or feel faint. To limit this interaction, avoid alcohol-containing beverages while taking medicines to lower your blood pressure. Do not stand or sit up too quickly. Contact your prescriber if you have dizziness which does not go away.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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