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Sotalol : Interaction with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine


Interaction of Sotalol with Food, Herbs, Alcohol and Caffeine - For your own safety It is important to understand and avoid the drug-food interaction and how to take the medication. Drug-food interaction can sometimes cause side effects and can even reduce the efficacy of the drug.
Sotalol is a non-selective beta-blocker, prescribed for irregular heartbeats.

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Sotalol Interactions with Food and Herbs

Potassium Rich Foods: Potassium rich-foods when taken with beta blockers can increase the potassium level in the blood.

Pleurisy Root: Pleurisy roots are not recommended with most heart medications due to the cardiac glycoside content of the root.

Sotalol Interactions with Alcohol

Intake of alcohol with sotalol may cause drowsiness and dizziness.
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Sotalol Interactions with Caffeine

Avoid drinking tea or coffee with sotalol as caffeine has the ability to decrease the effectiveness of the drug.

How to Take the Medication -

Sotalol comes in the form of a tablet to be taken twice a day on an empty stomach 1 hour before or 2 hours after meal. Follow the given instructions and recommended dose. Don't stop the medicine without consulting your doctor even if you feel well.
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