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    I've read that Sotolol helps with arrythmias more so than other beta blockers??
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    Re: beta blocker helping arrythmias

    Sotolol - Betapace is an anti arrythmic drug that contains a beta blocker. Beta blockers are not proven to have any effect on the reduction of arrythmias - although it is thought that it helps... there is a lack of data to support it.
    Here is some basic information on BetaPace/Sotolol - Taken from the Berlex website:

    BETAPACE® (sotalol hydrochloride), is an antiarrhythmic drug with Class II (betaadrenoreceptor blocking) and Class III (cardiac action potential duration prolongation) properties. It is supplied as a light-blue, capsule-shaped tablet for oral administration. Sotalol hydrochloride is a white, crystalline solid with a molecular weight of 308.8. It is hydrophilic, soluble in water, propylene glycol and ethanol, but is only slightly soluble in chloroform. Chemically, sotalol hydrochloride is d,l-N-[4-[1-hydroxy-2-[(1-methylethyl)amino]ethyl]-phenyl]methane-sulfonamide monohydrochloride.

    Lisa
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