[ Generic Medicines for Cardiac Treatment ]
Sotalol Hydrochloride is a medicinal drug, which is an ethanolamine derivative with Class III antiarrhythmic and antihypertensive properties. This is an active component called a nonselective beta-adrenergic receptor and a potassium channel antagonist. In the heart, this medication inhibits chronotropic and inotropic effects so as to slowing the heart rate and reducing myocardial contractility. This component also decreases sinus rate, slows conduction in the atria and in the atrioventricular (AV) node and boosts the functional refractory period of the AV node.
Class of Drugs – Antiarrhythmics
Molecular Formula – C12H21ClN2O3S
Molecular Weight - 308.83 g/mols
Working: This given medication belongs to a class of drugs called antiarrhythmics. This drug called Sotalol Hydrochloride is an active component that works by decreasing abnormal heart rhythms. It also helps blood vessels to relax, which may help the heart work better.
Uses: Given drug is a beta-blocker that affects the heart and circulation within the atrium and ventricles i.e. the upper and lower chambers of the heart that allow blood to flow into and out of the heart. Sotalol Hydrochloride is approved to help keep the heart beating normally in people with certain heart rhythm disorders, like atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular tachycardia, and ventricular fibrillation.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medicine is indicated as the main active component in a popular brand medicine as given below:
- Betapace: 80 mg
This medicine should not be given to a pregnant woman, it may inhibit the growth of the fetus.