Sotolol

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Sotolol
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2013-03-12 21:22:52
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Sotolol Sotacor Betapace Non selective beta blocker antiarrythmic paramedic study
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Sotolol / Sotacor / Betapace
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  1. Sotolol

    Names / Class
    • Sotacor
    • Betapace

    • Non-selective beta blocker
    • Class II & III antiarrythmic properties
  2. Sotolol

    Mechanism of Action
    Blocks stimulation of Beta1 (myocardial) & Beta2 (pulmonary, vascular, & uterine) adrenergic receptor sites.
  3. Sotolol

    Onset of Action
    Peak Effect
    Duration
    Half-Life
    • Variable
    • 2 - 3 hours
    • 24 hours
    • 7 - 18 hours
  4. Sotolol

    Indications
    Hemodynamically stable monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (stable V-Tach)
  5. Sotolol

    Contraindications
    • Uncompensated CHF (cardiogenic shock)
    • Pulmonary edema
    • Bradycardia
    • Heart block
  6. Sotolol

    Precautions
    • Renal impairment
    • Hepatic impairment
    • Can worsten arrythmias
    • Can interract with Dig
  7. Sotolol

    Side Effects
    • Fatigue / Weakness
    • Anxiety
    • Dizzyness
    • Drowsiness
    • Insomnia
    • Memory loss
    • Mental depression
    • Mental status changes
    • Nervousness
    • Nightmares
  8. Sotolol

    Adult Dose
    • 1.5 mg/kg infused over 5 minutes - slower infusion is preferred.
    • (current US packaging labels recommend any dose be infused over 5 hours)
  9. Sotolol

    Pedi Dose
    Not indicated
  10. Sotolol

    Max Dose
    1.5 mg/kg
  11. Sotolol

    Routes / How Supplied
    IV, PO

    Unknown

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