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Cause of beta blocker overdose

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Your heart: Too much beta blocker medicine can slow down your heart so much that it can stop.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Low heart rate...: Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and some forms of tachyarrythmias (ie high heart rate rhythmn problems). An overdose of... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ethan Levine
Cardiac Electrophysiology 23 years experience
Many symptoms: Beta blockers basically block specific receptors in your body from responding to adrenaline. The most common effects of taking too much beta blocker ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Noah Fitzpatrick
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 31 years experience
Medical attention: Overdose of beta blocker can be serious leading to slow heart rate, blood pressure, circulatory collapse and seizures. Treatment is immediate medical ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Wyffels
Specializes in Critical Care
Go to Hospital: Determine the exact medication & if intentional ( suicide attempt ). Standard treatment of serious irregular or slow heart rate is performed & seizur... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: It can be dangerous and deadly, but if managed and monitored properly, there should be no long term issues.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Depietro
Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Slow heart rate: The heart rate and blood pressure drop, in some cases the person may become confused or lethargic. If severe overdose cardiac arrest can occur.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: If pts heart rate is already low , or if a pt is on other meds that can slow the heart, perscription beta blockers can cause high grade block and rare... Read More

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