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Side Effects: Amiodarone vs Sotalol

Heart Rhythm Conditions | Last Active: Oct 11, 2022 | Replies (23)

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@david2stansfield

I was put on amiodarone after my open-heart surgery in 2018.My cardiologist removed ne from Amiodarone after 6 months. Six months later I went into atrial fibrillation on my way to a routine cardiology follow-up. After my cardioversion he started me on 80 mg of Sotalol. That was in March 2019. I have been taking one 80 mg Sotalol two times daily ever since.
My pulse is on the low side, around 48 bpm. This is a concern for every new doctor or nurse who treats me but has not been a problem till this year. In March I came down with pneumonia and had to take antibiotics. At the end of June, I was hospitalized for congestive heart Failor, which probably led to a second bout of Pneumonia in early July. Follow that up in August with COVID-19. That is a lot of reasons for S.O.B.

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thanks, David. So sorry about the Covid on top of it all. My family doc (since retired) was constantly checking me for CHF. I am on the same dose of Sotalol as you and wonder whether some of us are just more sensitive to this drug.