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Before you start taking Betapace, warnings and precautions for the medication should be reviewed. It is important to understand that you must have your kidney function measured before starting treatment, and your heart must be continuously monitored with an ECG until three days after you have reached your steady dosage. You should not use Betapace if you have asthma, bradycardia, or long QT syndrome.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Betapace?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Betapace® (sotalol hydrochloride) if you have:
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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