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Are Arbs Beta Blockers
Taking a beta blocker for hbp for about 6 months but have side effects Dr told me to take losartan and stop beta safe to just stop beta and start arb?
I take an arb (losartan) for hypertension but still notice occasional spikes due to anxiety. Hr rate increases also. Is a beta blocker better for this?
Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?
Beta blocker (5 mg bystolic) is causing lot of bad side effect. Would arb/hct or ACE be good replacement to treat coronary artery blockage.? Thanks.
I'm on a beta blocker and an arb for high blood press. And high heart rate. Can I take zoloft (sertraline)? Or will it cause arrythmia or qt prolongation?
Should b safe: Probably ok but i'd run it by your cardiologist before adding any meds. ...Read more
Resistant pulmonary htn due to sjogrens. Norvasc (amlodipine) works but isosorbide unpredictable. Beta blocker worsens. Arb acs contraindicated ckd high K. Advice?
Pulmonary HTN: There are a range of molecules available by prescription that address P HTN ;go see a cardiologist or pulmonologist that has an interest in treating this condition ...Read more
Difference: Beta blockers block beta receptors, ARBs or angiotensin receptor blockers block angiotensin receptors. Those are different receptors with different biochemical effects of their blockade. ...Read more
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
See below: Debbie, Beta blockers act on the epinepherine (adrenaline) receptor. They block it, stopping the epi from attaching to it. The functional result is that they act to slow your heart rate and lower your blood pressure. They are excellent blood pressure medicines if you need them. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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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
Yes and no: Betablockers do not prevent atrial fib. It's rare to be able to identify a true trigger. Paroxysmal atrial fib occurs unpredictably. Caffeine and nicotine may make it worse. Bbs slow the pulse but don't prevent spells. Calcium channel blockers (eg verapamil and diltiazem) are good alternatives to bbs. An antiarhythmic (eg flecainide, sotalol, dolfetilide or amiodarone) can actually prevent af. ...Read more
Reason taking?: If you are taking it for blood pressure, there are multiple non-beta blocker options available, including ACE inhibitors, ARBs, calcium channel blockers, thiazide diuretics, etc. If you are taking it to slow a rapid heart rate condition, then non-dihydropididine calcium channel blockers, diltiazem or verapamil, may be options. ...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