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Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?

Cental alpha agonist: Clonidine acts on the central Alpha receptors and lowers sympathetic tone which lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Clonidine is not a good long term medication due to numerous side effects and ideally has be used for short duration only. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Different: Ace/arb is a different class of drug than a beta blocker. Both are used in the treatment of coronary disease and are effevtive. You may need to lower the dose or try a different beta blocker if not done already. Check with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Resistant pulmonary htn due to sjogrens. Norvasc (amlodipine) works but isosorbide unpredictable. Beta blocker worsens. Arb acs contraindicated ckd high K. Advice?

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

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What is the difference between beta blockers and ARBs?

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

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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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How do beta blockers work?

How do beta blockers work?

Block adrenaline: They block the effect of adrenaline on the heart and blood vessels; they lower the heart rate and blood pressure and they allow to the heart work less. ...Read more

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How do beta-blockers work?

How do beta-blockers work?

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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What are beta blockers used for?

Many issues: Beta blockers are used to treat so many different conditions from elevated blood pressure to irregular heart rhythms to anxiety to tremors and migraine headaches. This just names some of the uses! ...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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What are the effects of beta-blockers?

What are the effects of beta-blockers?

Usually dose depend: Beta blockers lower blood pressure and slow heart rate.Side effect can be dizzy, fatigue, impotence, depression, wheezing, to name a few. ...Read more

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How much time should beta blockers work for?

Variable: There are different beta blockers, and their duration of action can be quite variable. There are several, Inderal (propranolol) for one, , that are short acting, 6-8 hours. Others can last for 24 hours or even longer. ...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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Need expert help here. What are beta blockers medication?

Need expert help here. What are beta blockers medication?

Cardiac output: Beta blockers reduce your cardiac output ; meaning the amount of blood your heart pumps out per unit of time. In addition, it decreases your heart rate and your blood pressure. ...Read more

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What will happen if I stop taking beta blockers abruptly?

Rebound: Stopping beta blockers abruptly could cause rebound elevation of heart rate and blood pressure. It is best to consult with a physician or other healthcare provider prior to stopping us. ...Read more

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Can I manage af by avoiding triggers without beta blockers?

Can I manage af by avoiding triggers without beta blockers?

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

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What else can I take if beta blockers slow me down too much?

Beta blocker: Treatment options depend on why you are taking beta blockers. There are many indications for these agents. For hypertension there are lots of options. For CHF the options are not so easy. ...Read more

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What medication can I use as an alternative to beta blockers?

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

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Is beta blockers helpful in someone with severe MI? Explain..

Yes: Relaxation of the heart and slowing of the heart rate decrease stress on the heart ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are beta blockers and what is it they do exactly?

Need expert help here. What are beta blockers and what is it they do exactly?

BP medication: Betablockers are mostly used for treatment of high blood pressure. Simply put, they block beta sympathetic receptors which are found in the heart. By doing so, they drop blood pressure and heart rate. ...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?

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?

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