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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Per Mayo Clinic:: Oral beta blockers include: Acebutolol, Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol, Nebivolol & Propranolol. REF: https://www.mayoclinic.org/ ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Serota
13 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Beta blockers block the beta 1 receptor on the heart. Some are not specific for that and also block the beta 2 receptor in the lungs which can worsen ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Multiple, Atenolol and Metoprolol for a few.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Not a good idea: Its never a good idea to mix medication with alcohol. Although there is not a direct reaction between alcohol and a beta blocker the efffect of alcoho ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Most: Beta blockers can sometimes make asthma worse and can also worsen nasal congestion, but there are no serious drug-drug interactions with allergy medic ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Atrial tachcardia: Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it? AN ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh answered
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Cental alpha agonist: Clonidine acts on the central Alpha receptors and lowers sympathetic tone which lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Clonidine is not a good long ter ... Read More
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A 83-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Blood pressure: Low blood pressure can be life threatening. Causes include poor heart function, dehydration or too much medication, to name a few. You should be exami ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Ashley
14 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: Beta blockers can help to avoid episodes of tachycardia, but ultimately you may benefit from an interventional approach to eliminate the problem.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Both: You need both an ace inhibitor to prevent remodeling of the heart and a beta blocker to decrease future cardiac event(s).
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