Changed from Sotalol to metoprolol

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My GP has changed my betablocke to metoprolol after several night time attacks.  He had told me to take extra Sotalol during an attack, but when I asked the pharmacist if I shouid do the same with these, she said No!  I also had to sign for them and give my phone no.  She said she would ring me to check in a week, what's that all about?  Any of you know?  She said the NHS want feedback, never heard of that before.  Scares me more now, I'm worried about taking these.  Help,,please.  

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    That is what Pharmacists are supposed to do with new meds.   I've had that before especially when picking up precription from new pharmacist.      Doing there job I'm glad to say.   

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      Thanks for that info Kate.   Exactly right as my GP told me today.  It took him a lot of thought to work it out tho! 
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    been on metropolol for a long time ..never took sofotol..isn't one an anti-rhythmic drug and metropolol a rate drug? Do not know anything  else.

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      How are you getting on with metropolol Betty?  Sotalol keeps my rate perfect but my rhythm plays up and wakes me at night.  When I was on bisoprolol my rate would go to 130 during a breakthrough and I'd end up in  casualty.  I hope when I eventually switch to metro it keeps rate slower. All the best to you.  

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    How about asking your GP for flecainide and operate a pill in the pocket too if you get an attack. GPs can ring registrars for advice. Seen an AF specialist cardiologist yet?
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    You should be under the care of a cardiologist, NOW. Go see one immediately.
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      I saw cardio in January told me go back in a year, meanwhile Sotalol not keeping attacks away, have had a few during night but coping now, decided to stick with it and not take metoprolol. Thank you tho for your advice randi.  Best wishes.
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