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A 34-year-old male asked:

Any selective beta blocker alternatives to metoprolol xr for diabetic patients? also on lasix (furosemide) that causes hyperglycemia and ototoxicity? alternatives to ask cardiologist? any non-nsaid antiplatelet (non- aspirin 81 mg) for ckd patient?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Discuss with your MD: Metroprololxr is a good beta blocker&is very well tolerated.There are other options but they are all have same action and side effects.Only Carvedilol is different as it is both alpha and beta blockerLasix is well tolerated. Can be ototoxic in high doses and if combined with other ototoxic drugs . Ototoxicity is rare. Aspirin is safe asking as no contraindications . Discuss your concerns with MD
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Dr. Lee Marcus
Dr. Lee Marcus commented
Cardiology 33 years experience
Carvedilol much more favorable on HgBA1C when compared to other selective beta blockers which generally raise the A1C.
Oct 13, 2015
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna commented
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Provided original answer
I agree with Dr Marcus
Oct 13, 2015
Last updated Oct 13, 2015


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