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    Condition: Prevention of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation
    6/21/2016 3:33:05 PM

    Reviewer: claybrakn, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Was on Metropolol but after several years my afib bouts progressed to one every 10 days, requiring visits to the ER each time to get converted. Was put on Sotalol 80mg 2xdaily, then up to 120mg 2xdaily, then up to 160mg 2xdaily with little luck. Had an Ablation procedure done 3 weeks ago. Went from 160mg 2xdaily, down to 80mg 2xdaily after 3 weeks. Still experiencing bad side effects though, w ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation
    1/2/2016 4:42:36 PM

    Reviewer: Jeannie, 65-74 on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Does not work. Gotten, lightheaded, dehydrated, nausea ,difficulty breathing. Also had forgetfulness. Am now scheduled for a Cardiac Ablation. I sure hope it helps.

    Condition: Prevention of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation
    8/11/2015 8:55:25 PM

    Reviewer: Sotalol, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Second time I have been put on Sotalol, first time I only had taken it 3 times and my heart rate suddenly plummeted from 70 to 40bpm with severe thumps in my chest. I am now successfully back on it after a bout of Afib and collapsing and ending up in hospital. I was put back on Sotalol 40mg twice a day while in hospital for 4 days, this time no adverse reactions, and it is now 15 months since my l ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Prevention of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation
    5/17/2015 7:21:07 PM

    Reviewer: Honolulu, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    1 yr. following my triple heart by-pass I went into afib. 3 months later, I had a successful electo-cardioversion that put me back into normal sinus rhythm. Began taking 80 mg. twice a day with very little or no side effects.

    Condition: Prevention of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation
    5/6/2015 10:30:43 AM

    Reviewer: jbojbr, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    Insomnia worse than my normal insomnia..Feel nervous inside..other than that works well..Has anyone else experienced insomnia while taking this drug?

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