Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

beta blocker

A male asked:
Dr. Binny Koshy
23 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Heart: It's a blood pressure medication which works by slowing down the heart rate.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 25-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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
21 years experience Cardiology
Many reasons: Angina, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, chf, atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders, palpitations, public speaking anxiety ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
29 years experience Cardiology
See below: It is a nonselective beta blocker with a long half-life that taken one a day.
1
1 thank
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Why is it fast: Important to figure out why your heart rate is fast and what kind of rhythm it is. Beta blockers are indicated for specific rhythm disturbances.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Beta blocker: Yes if given intravenous it will work right away, but if it is taken orally it will start working as soon as it is absorped in the blood stream.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Beta blocker: We usually give beta blockers during the waking hours but it isn't "bad" to take beta blockers at nite. Discuss with your Doctor who knows you and you ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Anti-adrenaline: A beta blocker is a medication which prevents adrenaline-like compounds from connecting to the "beta adrenergic receptors" in the body. Beta-1 recepto ... Read More
4
4 thanks
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Varady
Specializes in Family Medicine
May need to stop it: If you've been taking it for just a short time, you can stop the medicine. If you've been on it for a while, you'll need to taper the dose down .
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Actually may help: Performance anxiety, or colloquially, stage fright, or fear of public performances, may be mitigated by small doses of beta-blockers. Should only be u ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month