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

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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
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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.
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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 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 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
A female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Beta blocker: Patients have different reactions to different doses of drug. The toxic effects of beta blockade are also different depending on the underlying cardio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atacand (candesartan): Is an angiotensin receptor blocker.
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 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 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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
21 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Prevent afib: To prevent an abnormal heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation. This occurs up to 5 to 15% after some types of surgeries. Beta blockers and calcium ... Read More
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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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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Dry eye?: Migraines do not typically cause tearing. However, pain from dry eyes is poorly localized and so dry eyes could potentially cause all 3 symptoms. Try ... Read More
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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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be, not usually: Beta blockers can slow the heart, decrease blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythms (even fatal ones), cause bronchospasm (asthma/wheezing), heart ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Cerebral perfusion : Beta blockers lower blood pressure, which is usually beneficial. However, if there is any problem with the blood flow to the brain, such as significan ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
BP control: Beta blocker is a class of meds that is used for BP control, anti ischemia, and anti arrhythmia.
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Unlikely : As you mentioned, beta blockers lower heart rate. Ace inhibitors such as Lisinopril do not possess that property.
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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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
losartan: Losartan is an angiotensin receptor blocker not a beta blocker.
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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Systemic beta blockers(bb) can lower iop, but not as effectively as when a topical ophthalmic preparation is used. Selective vs non- selective bbs ver ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Avapro (irbesartan): Not a beta blocker.
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
38 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: If the prescription is to lower blood pressure and prevent heart attacks or strokes, you want to take your med as prescribed to prevent excessive rise ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Beta blockers: Zestril (lisinopril) and Norvasc are not beta blockers.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold/Sinus meds: Hello, I have had many patients ask me the same question but they usually only have hypertension. With your additional unstable cardiac dysrhythmia, i ... Read More
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience Cardiology
Not in : The short run. Check with your doctor before stopping any medication.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Atenolol: Yes
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Blockers: The cell membranes have receptor sites(like plug outlets)for various drugs. The calcium blockers block the calcium channel plugs and the beta blockers ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
Yes, dangerous: Hi. Non-selective beta-blockers (e.g., propranolol) block beta-2 receptors, which mediate arterial relaxation. Pheos secrete epi and norepi, which act ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes if it is a long: Acting preparation.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
??: Why is the baby given Propranolol to start with ?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
About 24 hours: Blood levels peak at 4 hours after a once daily dose and return to baseline by 24hours. The effects of the atenolol can variably linger after the bl ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rita Corona
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Nadolol: If it has a score/line in the middle it can be cut and not change the chemistry or effects of it.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Biochemistry: I suggest you go to Amazon and buy a biochemistry textbook if you really want to know. It's a bit too complicated to answer in 400 letters.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ravi Nerella
23 years experience Hospital-based practice
Needs intervention: True unstable angina means having chest pain at rest with shortness of breath etc and needs urgent evaluation for possible angioplasty with stent plac ... Read More
A 39-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 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See under: Airways and lungs , breathing trouble, no breathing, wheezing (in people who have asthma), eyes, ears, nose, and throat , blurred vision, double visio ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Probably yes: Many people will find that although both beta blockers and ace inhibitors are blood pressure lowering medications, ace inhibitors will work better for ... Read More
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