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How are calcium channel blockers and beta blockers different?

How are calcium channel blockers and beta blockers different?

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 block the beta receptor plugs. Each drug type has different effects but both lower blood pressure and have other effects. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Is Cardura (doxazosin) a reasonable second BP drug with Lisinopril when CCBs, diuretics, beta blockers are not well tolerated? Also on B-agonists for asthma.

Is Cardura (doxazosin) a reasonable second BP drug with Lisinopril when CCBs, diuretics, beta blockers are not well tolerated?  Also on B-agonists for asthma.

Yes, it is an option: Cardura (doxazosin) or another alpha blocker type drug is an option when the other classes of drugs mentioned are not well tolerated. Alpha blockers can cause dizziness so they are best taken at night to minimize this effect. The dose needs to be increased slowly. Make sure you are exercising and minimizing salt, alcohol and caffeine as well. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of beta blockers and ace inhibitors ie : lisinopril 2.5 and metoprolol succinate 50mg both q daily.

What are the long term effects of beta blockers and ace inhibitors ie : lisinopril 2.5 and metoprolol succinate 50mg both q daily.

Improved LV Function: The long term benefit of these medications in the treatment of CHF or Cardiomyopathy are well established highly beneficial and according to guidelines. It is all good. Prolong and improve life expectancy. ...Read more

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Any alternatives to beta blockers to help with palpitations . Can not take beta blockers because of bradycardia.

Calcium channel bloc: Makes sure you are well hydrated....that is #1 cause of palpitations. Further eliminate caffiene containing drinks. Work on your anxiety by trying to actively stay calm, meditate, etc. AFter all those techniques, you could try Calcium channel blockers for palpitations, but they, too cause bradycardia. Norvasc (amlodipine) causes least amount of bradycardia typically... ...Read more

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Can you take viagra (sildenafil) and beta blockers?

Can you take viagra (sildenafil) and beta blockers?

Yes: it is nitrates that taken in combination with viagra (sildenafil) can cause a serious drop in blood pressure which can be life threatening ...Read more

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Can bystolic (nebivolol) cause depression as some other beta blockers can?

Can bystolic (nebivolol) cause depression as some other beta blockers can?

Depression and meds: Reportedly, some people taking Bystolic (nebivolol) have avoided developing symptoms associated with depression. However, many other factors may contribute to someone developing depression symptoms while on any medication. If Depression symptoms occur, contact your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?

PACs and afib: Of these two usually beta blockers are better tolerated and have a somewhat lower side effect profile. There are also some who feel that beta blockers are better at preventing afib. ...Read more

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Can I excercise taking beta blockers?

Can I excercise taking beta blockers?

Yes: You may not reach your previous target heart rates due to blunting of the rate by the medicine, but you will still get the physical benefits of exercise. ...Read more

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Could fluxotime and or beta blockers kill you?

Maybeq: Any drug can kill you if you take enough. It also depends on which beta blocker - fluoxitine can interfere with hepatic metabolism of certain BBs so a non-hepatic metabolism BB would be less susceptible. ...Read more

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Do the beta blockers atenenol and bystolic (nebivolol) both cross the brain barriers?

Do the beta blockers atenenol and bystolic (nebivolol) both cross the brain barriers?

No and yes: Atenolol does not cross the blood brain barrier. Is one of the most hydrophilic beta blockers along with sotalol and nadolol. Bystolic (nebivolol) is more lipophilic with more carbon rings in its structure. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Yes, to some extent.: Non-selective beta blockers can worsen or help cause an attack. Selective b-blockers are less likely. Those with so caslled, isa effect are less likely. ...Read more

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Why do beta blockers treat hypertension when beta adrenoreceptors vasodilate blood vessels?

Effect on heart: They reduce heart rate and cardiac output which can reduce BP. Most BP lowering drugs do dilate blood vessels to lower BP and those are generally the best drugs to use for treatment of high BP. Beta blockers are usually add on drugs to reduce tachycardia, arrhythmias and stress on heart that might be helpful to further reduce BP or adverse events especially in patients with heart disease. ...Read more

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Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Yes: In patients with wolff-parkinson-white especially those who have a history of atrial fibrillation or flutter, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, which are av nodal blocking agents especially Diltiazem and verapamil, should be avoided. ...Read more

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Afrin (Definition)

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