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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Beta Blockers

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I take certraline and doing nothing for severe phobia as shake when eating at table with anyone so avoid it unless I had alcohol, beta blockers no good?

I take certraline and doing nothing for severe phobia as shake when eating at table with anyone so avoid it unless I had alcohol, beta blockers no good?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink alcohol on beta blockers?

Is it safe to drink alcohol on beta blockers?

Yes but moderation: Yes one can have a couple of drinks with beta blockers but one should be careful not to overindulge and use moderation. ...Read more

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Finished propanalol (beta blockers) this morning am I ok to drink alcohol for works do 8 hours after stopped taking them?

Finished propanalol (beta blockers) this morning am I ok to drink alcohol for works do 8 hours after stopped taking them?

Why was it stopped?: That is the first question. Are you sure the doctor did not mean for you to keep taking the medicine? Do you have refills?
Second question for you: How much alcohol do you plan to drink? The answer will depend on those two factors but a small amount (1-2 oz of liquor could be used in general (or 1-2 beers or glasses of wine) More alcohol than that is not good independent of the conditions treated. ...Read more

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Dull pain right arm 3 weeks Dr said ECG fine. BP 160 over 90. Had ck test. On beta blockers & aspirin. Is this heart or alcohol problem. Smoke 40 day?

Need more testing: Just because your EKG was normal does not necessarily mean you have no cardiac issues. If you smoke heavily and have persistent extremity pain of unknown significance, it would probably be in your best interest to have a stress test performed. This can potentially aid in determining if your pain is of cardiac origin. I don't see how alcohol could play a role in this. ...Read more

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Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg.?

Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg.?

Not a good idea: Its never a good idea to mix medication with alcohol. Although there is not a direct reaction between alcohol and a beta blocker the efffect of alcohol on blood pressure and pulse rate may make immediate use of either after the other a bad idea. To be safe I would take the beta blocker either in the morning or just before bed so that alcohol can be taken at the "usual" cocktail hour time!
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Is it safe to drink alcohol on nadolol (beta blocker)?

Is it safe to drink alcohol on nadolol (beta blocker)?

Just be careful...: Caution is always advised, but it should not be a big concern from have 1-2 drinks/day. Just make sure u don't take the medication with the alcohol--take your nadalol far separately from when you are drinking
please don't drink and drive. Life is precious! Good luck. ...Read more

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Wat do beta blockers do?

Wat do beta blockers do?

Beta-blockers: Beta blockers is a class of drugs that affect beta-adrinergic receptors. There are at least two of those that beta-blockers block, known as beta-1 and beta-2. They are found in different body tissues and blocking beta-1 and beta-2 receptors exercises certain effect on the tissues where those are located. Beta-blockers are frequently used in people with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart issues. ...Read more

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What do beta blockers do?

What do beta blockers do?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers block beta receptors. Beta receptors are molecular structures on certain cells which when beta agonists attach to them cause effects like increased heart rate and blood pressure. The beta blockers attach and the beta agonists can't hook up and cause the increase in heart rate and blood pressure ...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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I have been prescribed beta blockers, what are these?

I have been prescribed beta blockers, what are these?

Receptor Blockers: Beta is short for beta adrenergic receptor and beta blockers inhibit these receptors that are stimulated primarily by epinephrine and norepinephrine, our "fight or flight" hormones. The importance in heart disease is that many disorders like a failing heart or heart attack are worsened by increased heart rate and demand on the heart. Beta blockers reduce this effect and help improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Could beta blockers treat anxiety?

Could beta blockers treat anxiety?

That is one approach: Beat blockers are sometimes used to stop physical anxiety symptoms (especially w social anxiety disorder). It can help to reduce fast heart rate, blushing, shaking ; sweating heavily. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers low dose effective?

Do beta blockers low dose effective?

Likely, Yes? Dose: Beta blockers work over a wide dose range (for example - from 25 mg-100 mg of Metoprolol).
WE can be more helpful to you if you tell us the name of the beta blocker and what dose are you taking daily??? ...Read more

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Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

No good data: A randomized trial showed that there is no statistically significant benefit to beta blockers in the treatment of syncope.

That said, many cardiologists still use beta blocker to treat patients. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers sometimes cause hypoglycemia?

Do beta blockers sometimes cause hypoglycemia?

No: Beta blockers may mask some of the symptoms of hypoglycemia but would not cause it! ...Read more

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Could fluxotime and or beta blockers kill you?

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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Can you take roaccutane and beta blockers together?

Can you take roaccutane and beta blockers together?

Interaction: There is no significant interaction between Isotretinoin and beta blockers. However, I would recommend to discuss this with you doctor. ...Read more

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Could people taking beta blockers drink moderately?

Beta blockers: It is preferable for people taking beta blockers to limit alcohol intake to one drink or less a day. ...Read more

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Could anyone help me with low BP and beta blockers?

BB/BP: Beta blockers are often used to bring high blood pressure down to a "good" blood pressure target - this specific number depends upon the person and situation. Sometimes they are used for congestive heart failure or to treat arrhythmias, in which case a lower blood pressure number may be tolerated in order to acheive the primary desired effect. ...Read more

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Are there side effects associated with beta blockers?

Are there side effects associated with beta blockers?

Yes: Not everyone gets these and they are usually dose dependant. Fatigue, dizzy, depression, impotence, bronchospasm to name a few. ...Read more

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I have continuous awareness of pulse & beta blockers?

?: Do you have continuous awareness of beta blockers? I'm confused by your question. The symptom you describe is medically called "cardiac awareness" and is generally treated with a beta blocker. There are many options. Have you tried propranolol? 10 or 20 mg up to 4X a day or long acting 60-80 mg once a day is often very helpful. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers prevent sca? Or just reduce chances?

Do beta blockers prevent sca? Or just reduce chances?

Sudden cardiac death: Beta-blockers reduce the risk of sudden cardiac death (scd) by 31%, cardiovascular death (cvd) by 29% and all-cause mortality by 33%. (reference: bmc cardiovascular disorders 2013, 13:52 doi:10.1186/1471-2261-13-52). ...Read more

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Is it true that coconut and beta blockers do not mix?

Is it true that coconut and beta blockers do not mix?

No.: There is no known adverse interaction between coconut and beta blockers. ...Read more

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What symptom of hypoglycemia beta blockers don't mask?

What symptom of hypoglycemia beta blockers don't mask?

Neuroglycopenic: Beta blockers block the adrenergic symptoms of hypoglycemia, such as shakiness, palpitations, sweats, but will not block the neuroglycopenic symptoms that are related to inadequate glucose supply to the brain, such as confusion, seizures, visual changes, and passing out. However, these symptoms are only likely to occur in diabetics on meds that can cause excessive amounts of insulin. ...Read more

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What are the main beta receptors blocked by beta blockers?

What are the main beta receptors blocked by beta blockers?

Depends on drug: The receptors we are generally attempting to block with these medications are the beta-1 receptors in the heart. Medications such as metoprolol and atenolol work specifically on this receptor. There are also nonselective beta blockers such as labetalol, Propranolol and Carvedilol which work on this receptor as well as the beta-2 receptor. Carvedilol, in particular, also affects the alpha-1 recept. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the mode of action of beta blockers?

Beta blockers: Please refer to the following site:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/beta_blocker. ...Read more

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Is it possible that reducing beta-blockers cause higher anxiety?

More Likely...: It's more likely that it causes symptoms that mimic anxiety. We call this rebound tachycardia and it feels like a rapid heart rate with a bit of a forcefulness to the heart beat. It's rarely associated with the true mental changes of anxiety... ...Read more

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Why should people with pheochromocytomas not take beta blockers?

Why should people with pheochromocytomas not take beta blockers?

Pheochromocytoma: When betablockers given to patients with pheochromocytoma, it causes unipposed alpha adrenergic response leading to hypertensive crisis, causes severe high blood pressure, and palpitations. It can be life threatening ...Read more

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Constant awareness of pulse & beta blockers, what do you suggest?

Awareness: The question isn't very clear. If you rephrase it, perhaps a reasonable answer can be fashioned. My suggestion is rephrase the question with more information so we can better try and answer it. ...Read more

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Beta blockers 10mg....Will I be taking them for the rest of my life?

Beta blockers 10mg....Will I be taking them for the rest of my life?

Heathy diet: You are very young, and looks like only have htn. Sometimes low fat, low salt diet, fruits /veges and exercise can help you bring your BP down. So you might be able to get off of it if you work on healthy lifestyles. ...Read more

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What's the difference between selective and non selective beta blockers for glaucoma?

What's the difference between selective and non selective beta blockers for glaucoma?

Systemic effects: Beta blocker drugs are effective agents to lower the internal eye pressure in treating glaucoma. There is some systemic absorption and in sensitive individuals non-selective blockers can lower the maximum heart rate, cause lung spasms and elevate the blood sugar. Selective blockers have less tendency to do these but if you are taking these agents, report changes to your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking beta blockers, and then doing something like bungy jumping?

What are the effects of taking beta blockers, and then doing something like bungy jumping?

Nothing: Likely nothing except that your heart rate response from terror/adrenaline may be slightly blunted depending on the dose. ...Read more

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Can you take beta-blockers intermittently, just when needed, do they make you feel drowsy?

Beta blockers: For high blood pressure, people take beta blocker medicine regularly.
For tremor or for speaking-related tremor, they make take the medicine when needed.

Beta blockers may cause drowsiness, light-headedness, or trouble sleeping. They also slow the heart rate more in some patients than in others. ...Read more

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Do you have to have a certain health problem other than regular anxiety to take beta blockers?

Common medication: Beta blockers are most often used to treat cardiovascular disorders such as high blood pressure, cardiac conditions such as disturbances in heart rhythm and heart failure, protection of heart complications in patients who had previous heart attacks, etc. They are also used to reduce tremors and. Prevent migraine headaches. Beta blockers are not commonly used for anxiety due to potential side effect. ...Read more