I also had AFIB but had 2 ablations and fine now with meds. Besides tiredness sometimes I get heart palpatations. My Dr. says side effect from sotalol. Anybody else get these feelings?
I am 65 years old and was diagnosed with AFIB last fall. I was put on sotalol 80 mg. I have had a few incidents of AFIB, the worst lasting four hours but the last couple only two hours. I had no side affects at all. For me it was an easy drug to take although I don't like taking this kind of medicine. I do get an occasional palpatations but doc said that's not a problem since it's just a few. Otherwise when I lay down at night to sleep I occasionally feel my heart beating, not in AFIB, just annoying. I had to be taken off it recently due to having to take a strong antibiotic for a lung infection.
I take sotolal and carvedilol as well. I was taking lisinipril as well. I was exhausted and my bp would run 90/55 and heartrate really low . My dosage was 2 pills each a day. Dr cut out lisinipril . Half a sotolal and same Coreg. I feel much better now. Have congestive heart failure as well as Afib.
I am on sotalol 40 mil every 12 hours and feel tired a lot.
I was put on it after having a virus/ pneumonia that caused afib.
I am hoping that I will be able to stop the med in the near future.
Has anyone stopped taking this drug successfully? I have not had any reoccurances of afib since taking the sotalol 2 1/2 months ago.
I take sotalol 160 mgs twice daily! So you don't have it that bad! I've had afib since I was 20... Had pulmonary vein ablation last aug. it work for afib now I'm in tachycardia full time! Without sotalol my heart rate is between 120-160 bpm. Sotalol keeps it between 85-97bpm. It will make you very tired.. Beats being n afib though! My afib was around 250bpm! Only went into afib when I slept! God bless
I have a 65-year-old female that was diagnosed with AFIB 2 years ago. I am on 80 mg of sotalol 2 times a day. It makes me sleepy. I take one at 8:30 AM and go back and lay down for a little while afterwards. I take the other one at 8:30 PM, which is usually the time I am getting ready for bed.
Will this continue the rest of my life or is it just until I get used to it?
There shouldn't be any real problem with you taking the two together. Coreg is used to give you a stable heart beat. How long have you been taking the Coreg and what dose. I've been on it along with other medications and my dose has Ben increased and decreased according to what my heart need is at the time. If you've just begun taking the Coreg give your self two to three months to adjust to it. The tired effect should start to wear off.
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