Tykosyn or Sotalol

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   Posted 9/9/2016 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have AF for more than 10 years. 6 years ago I had an ablation but it did not work, so my doctor let me take Atenolol 25mg daily. Because I am extremely sensitive with lot of medicines, I take 12.5 mg twice a day. The medicine works for me. Since then I have average 1.5 AF episode a month. My doctor wants me try Tykosyn or Sotalol to put my AF better under control.

I'd like to have some opinion about these two medicines. Which one is less side affects ( weigh gain, headache, depression etc... ) I want to mention that I have high triglycerides but I cannot use any medicine because I had bad reaction with the medicines to treat this problem. I did some research and it said Sotalol raise the triglyceride level and just use Sotalol when AF is very bad. is it true?


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   Posted 9/10/2016 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Tudo, you may want to go to Drugs.com & read up on the side effects of both of these medications. Keep in mind all medications come with the potential of side effects, however, that does not mean this will happen to you. Everyone reacts so differently to medications because of how we metabolize them.

I honestly think you need to sit down & talk to your dr & express your concerns to him/her. Remember the dr works for you & you should be assured by the dr which of the two would benefit you the most with the least side effect potential.

Take care.
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   Posted 9/11/2016 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you very much.
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