Sotolol Paramedic Drugs

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Sotolol Paramedic Drugs
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Sotolol Sotacor Betapace antiarrythmic non selective beta blocker
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  1. Sotolol

    Also known as:
    • Sotacor
    • Betapace
  2. Sotolol

    Class
    • Non selective Beta Blocker
    • Antiarrythmic
  3. Sotolol

    Mechanism of Action
    • * Decreases BP and cardiac workload by blocking beta1 and beta2. 
    • * Causes decreased HR, contractile force, automaticity, and cardiac output.
    • * Also allows peripheral vasodilation
  4. Sotolol

    Onset of Action
    Variable
  5. Sotolol

    Peak Effect
    2 - 3 hours
  6. Sotolol

    Duration
    24 hours
  7. Sotolol

    Half-Life
    7 - 18 hours
  8. Sotolol

    Indications
    Stable V-tach

    (hemodynamically stable monomorphic ventricular tachycardia)
  9. Sotolol

    Contraindications
    • Cardiogenic shock
    • Acute CHF
    • Heart Block
    • Bradycardia
    • Hypotension
  10. Sotolol

    Precautions
    • * Kidney impairment
    • * Liver impairment
    • * Can worsen arrythmias
    • * Can interact with other antiarrymics such as Procainamide
  11. Sotolol

    Side Effects
    • * Fatigue
    • * Weakness
    • * Hypotension
    • * Memory Loss
    • * Nightmares
    • * Anxiety
  12. Sotolol

    Adult Dose
    1.5mg/kg slow IV infusion over 5 minutes or more
  13. Sotolol

    Pedi Dose
    Not Indicated
  14. Sotolol

    Max Dose
    Unknown
  15. Sotolol

    Routes of Administration
    IV, PO
  16. Sotolol

    How Supplied
    Unknown

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