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New meds for me


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  • New meds for me

    I,m at the Cleveland Clinic and they are putting me on some new meds for my condition. they are coumadine and sotalol. any one else take thes meds.
    they are keeping me for the weekend to moniter me and see how the meds are going to work for me.
    Bobby Raines

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    oh, yes.

    Dear Bobby,

    I think you mean "coumadin" --aka warfarin, which is a blood thinner. If that is the case, you will need to get your blood taken about once a month to make sure your "thinness" stays within the safe range of 2-3 (2.5 being the target number).

    Sotolol is a beta-blocker that has stronger antiarrhythmia properties than any other --kind of a hybrid. It works very well for a lot of people but has similar side effects of other beta-blockers: fatigue, lack on concentration, etc.

    Both have been around for a long time and should work quite well for you. But there are still other antiarrhythmia medications in the event you don't like sotalol.

    Take care and keep us posted.