A 32-year-old female asked:
I've stopped taking propranolol as i had a bad wheeze and a chest infection. so i've had bad headaches. i cant take it again. can i increase topamax?
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Specializes in Pain Management
Propranolol; no: Propranolol and topamax are very different medications. Propranolol is a beta blocker that can caUSE decreased noradrenerigic activity which keeps small pulmonary vessels open and keeps your heart stimulated; Blocking noradrenergic activity reduces cardiac drive and reduces the tendency toward lung bronchioles remaining open; thus wheezes and congestion leading to infection. Consult your PCP.
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Last updated May 7, 2017
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