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 (sō′tə-lôl′, -lōl′)
A beta-blocker drug, C12H20N2O3S, used in its hydrochloride form to treat certain cardiac arrhythmias.

[Alteration of sorta (because sotalol is only "sort of" a beta-blocker, since it also has antiarrhythmic effects related to the cellular transport of potassium ions) + (proprano)lol.]
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n sotalol m
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> Rhythm control medications, including flecainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Rythmol), Sotalol (Betapace), amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), and dronedarone (Multaq)
Some commonly prescribed drugs in this class include atenolol (Tenormin), betaxolol (Kerlone), bisoprolol (Zebeta), carteolol (Cartrol), acebutolol (Sectral), metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL), nadolol (Corgard), propranolol (Inderal), sotolol (Betapace) and timolol (Blocadren).
Among the more common antiarrhythmics are amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), disopyramide (Norpace), dronedarone (Multaq), flecainide (Tambocor) and sotalol (Betapace AF).
In the intention-to-treat population, 66 patients (mean age, 56.3 years) were assigned to receive ablation and 61 (mean age, 54.3 years) were allocated to receive antiarrhythmic drugs, including fle-cainide (Tambocor), propafenone (Ryth-mol), dronedarone (Multaq), amiodarone (Cordarone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), and sotalol (Betapace).
(Canonsburg PA) was cleared to sell a generic version of heart drug Betapace. Sotalol hydrochloride is the active ingredient in Betapace AF, a treatment for irregular heart rhythms made by Schering AG unit Berlex Inc.
Other launches during 2004 include seven strengths of Amphetamines Mixed Salts tablets (reference: Adderall tablets, Shire Pharmaceuticals Group), Sotalol AF tablets (reference: Betapace AF tablets, Berlex Laboratories), Phentermine 37.5-mg tablets and Phentermine 30-mg capsules.
When quality of life is threatened, the best agents are amiodarone (Cordarone), disopyramide (Norpace), propafenone (Rythmol), and sotalol (Betapace).