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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Olmesartan: Benicar (olmesartan) is not a calcium blocker it is an angiotensin receptor blocker.

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience Cardiology
Benicar (olmesartan): Benicar (olmesartan) is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist. Olmesartan keeps blood vessels from narrowing, which lowers blood pressure and improves ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
Benicar: Why do you need to stop it? It is a medication for controlling blood pressure and it is not advisable to have uncontrolled/poorly controlled BP. Conta ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Olmesartan: olmesartan medoxomil is the generic name.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Carvedilol is an excellent medication that has Alpha & beta blocking properties.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atacand (candesartan): Is an angiotensin receptor blocker.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
vasotec (enalapril): Vasotec (enalapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not a beta blocker.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Avapro (irbesartan): Not a beta blocker.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Losartan: Losartan is not a beta blocker.
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No it is in: The calcium channel blocker class. Most beta blockers have a generic name that ends in -ol.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Beta blockers: Zestril (lisinopril) and Norvasc are not beta blockers.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Enalapril : Is in the class of drugs called ace inhibitors(angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors).
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Altace is an ace inhibitor. Ace inhibitors act differently and on different targets than beta blockers.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Enalapril: Is not a beta blocker it is an ace inhibitor.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Hydrochlorothiazide: Hct is a diuretic not a beta blocker. There are combination pills available.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
losartan: Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker not a beta blocker.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: It is a nitrate. The mechanism of action is different than that of beta blockers.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atacand (candesartan): Is an arb angiotensin receptor blocker.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Fatigue: Fatigue is the most common side effect, which may include daytime sleepiness. Erectile dysfunction may also occur. A beta- blocker also lowers heart ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Candesartan: Atacand (candesartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Atenolol: Yes
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazin Albert
9 years experience General Practice
Side effects: Side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta- ... Read More
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