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Are Arbs Beta Blockers
Are these drugs used to reduce cardiac output: calcium channel blockers and beta (receptor) blockers?
Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?
Not the first choice: According to the newest JNC guidelines, beta blockers are not the first choice for treating hypertension. If you have conditions like portal hypertension, panic disorder, or chronic migraine headache along with hypertension, then the doctor may choose propanolol to treat two conditions with just one medicine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mildly: They're not actually classified as anti-arrhythmic medications, but are often used for benign arrhythmias such as PSVT and PVCs. ...Read more
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
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
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
No: Not typically used for thisGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Beta blockers: read this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_blockerGet a more detailed answer ›
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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