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Is there a reason a surgeon may prescribe beta blockers after surgery? Or as a preventative measure
Had headache, earache and watering eyefor 6 months had sinsus CT came back normal. Ent says headache is migraine and prescribed beta blocker. Correct?
Perhaps is migraine: Worthwhile to try a preventative medication, and beta blockers are approved for migraine, but, they may have nasty side effects such as wheezing, fatigue, cognitive slowing, exercise intolerance, slowing of pulse and dropping of blood pressure, and depression. Other meds may be tolerated better such as topirimate or divalproex sodium. Perhaps, see a neurologist who focuses in headache management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cerebral perfusion : Beta blockers lower blood pressure, which is usually beneficial. However, if there is any problem with the blood flow to the brain, such as significant cerebrovascular disease or increased intracranial pressure, then lowering the blood pressure may undercut the perfusion to the brain--> could cause cerebral ischemia or even a watershed stroke. ...Read more
Can lisinopril have the benefit of lowering a heart rate even though it may not be as effective as a beta blocker?
Beta blocker: Yes if given intravenous it will work right away, but if it is taken orally it will start working as soon as it is absorped in the blood stream. ...Read more
Since bystoilc is selective beta blocker(works on the heart only), can it still lower ocular pressure in glaucoma or does non selective bb is better ?
Yes: Systemic beta blockers(bb) can lower iop, but not as effectively as when a topical ophthalmic preparation is used. Selective vs non- selective bbs very in their potency at blocking beta receptors in the eye & heart. Non-selective bbs block both types of receptors(b1 & b2) and lower iop more than selective type( b1). The later type is thought to be a safer medication with less pulmonary side effect. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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