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Dr. Binny Koshy
Nephrology and Dialysis 24 years experience
Heart: It's a blood pressure medication which works by slowing down the heart rate.
Dr. Andris Radvany
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Blood pressure med: B blockers block b adenergic receptors in the heart and blood vessels. B blockers act on the heart by slowing the heart rate. They also dilate bloo... Read More
Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Beta blocker: It is a category of medication that is primarily used for cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and rhythm problems of the heart. Some ... Read More

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Per Mayo Clinic:: Oral beta blockers include: Acebutolol, Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol, Nebivolol & Propranolol. REF: https://www.mayoclinic.org/... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ehsan Ansari
Cardiology 30 years experience
See below: It is a nonselective beta blocker with a long half-life that taken one a day.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 22 years experience
Many reasons: Angina, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, chf, atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders, palpitations, public speaking anxiety... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
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
A 33-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 .
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Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
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

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