Sotaleks (beta-blocker), available in the form of tablets and solution for injection. Tablet Sotaleksa on instructions contains 80 or 160 mg of active substance sotalol hydrochloride and auxiliary elements - corn, pregelatinized starch, magnesium stearate, calcium phosphate, talc.
Tablets taken orally, preferably before a meal without chewing and drinking plenty of water. Dose Sotaleksa appointed physician on an individual basis, depending on the severity of the disease and the presence of sensitivity to the drug. In the absence of instructions recommended dose of the drug is 40 mg / 2 times per day.
Pharmacological action Sotaleksa
Sotaleks, responses to which are objective, on the human body has antianginal, hypotensive, antiarrhythmic effect, reducing the heart rate, myocardial contractility, increases the tone of vascular and bronchial smooth muscle. The drug blocks beta2-adrenergic receptors, thereby reducing the movement of Ca2 +, inhibited the excitability and conductivity cells.
Admission Sotaleksa, according to the instructions indicated in patients with symptomatic cardiac arrhythmia (tachycardia), ventricular premature beats, arrhythmia, caused by excessive circulating catecholamines, supraventricular tachycardia, or a syndrome called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Sotaleks successfully applied in the presence of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation the atria, as well as the means that contribute to the maintenance of normal sinus rhythm after atrial flutter or flicker relief.
As the responses to the Sotaleksu, the drug prevents severe symptomatic cardiac arrhythmias, exercising their successful prevention.
Instruction Sotaleksu prohibits use of the drug for people suffering from chronic heart failure, hypotension, sinoatrial block, bradycardia, sick sinus syndrome, obliterating vascular disease, metabolic acidosis, obstructive airways disease, laryngeal edema, severe allergic rhinitis.
It is also desirable treatment Sotaleksom if untreated pheochromocytoma and hypersensitivity to the drug.
Side effects Sotaleksa
Reviews Sotaleksu to warn about the possible side effects that may occur by careless use of the drug. On the part of the cardiovascular system symptoms of heart failure, sinus bradycardia, difficulty conductivity infarction, severe AV-block (up to cardiac arrest), decreased blood pressure, in rare cases - cooling of the lower extremities, chest pain. He suffers and the nervous system: manifest weakness, tiredness, drowsiness, dizziness, sleep disturbances.
In case of overdose can occur Sotaleksa: bradycardia, decreased blood pressure, fainting, seizures, bronchospasm. As a treatment using gastric lavage, administration of 1-2 mg of atropine, at insufficiency of these measures setting a temporary pacemaker.
The instructions to Sotaleksu said that is undesirable to use the drug during pregnancy and lactation: in the fetus may occur intrauterine development, a newborn baby - bradycardia, difficulty breathing, hypotension. According to the reviews Sotaleksu is not recommended while taking the drug with food intake, especially dairy products, can reduce the absorption of the active ingredient. With careful treatment Sotaleksom appointed in childhood and old age, prolonged fasting, patients suffering from diabetes mellitus, recent myocardial infarction and in patients with impaired renal function.
Note: Instructions for Sotaleksu provided for informational purposes only! Treatment with, as well as its cancellation carried out only with the advice of a cardiologist.