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Alcohol Beta Blockers
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
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
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
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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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
Diag. With cirrhosis of liver from alcohol. Been on water pills and beta blocker. Having pain n stomach. Rt shoulder and lower rt back. Is this normal?
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
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
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
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
They can: They can slow the heart and dilate blood vessels. ...Read more
Yes: If they're needed, you can.Get a more detailed answer ›
?: 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
No: Not typically used for thisGet a more detailed answer ›
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
No.: There is no known adverse interaction between coconut and beta blockers. ...Read more
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
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
Please refer to the following site:
http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/beta_blocker. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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