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Beta Blocker Comparison Chart
Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?
Reverses Ht Failure: Toprol xl (specifically that formulation, not metoprolol tartrate) and Carvedilol (generic or Coreg (carvedilol) brand name) have been shown in large, well controlled clinical trials to slow and sometimes reverse the damage of heart failure. They operate by blocking a malfunctioning feedback loop of hormones and signaling molecules, ultimately by blocking the effect of adrenaline on the heart. Good question! ...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
83 yrs f; stable diastolic hf; rate controlled a-fib. Meds: cardizem, coumadin, (warfarin) lasix, inderal, spiriva (mild copd). Would a cardioselective betablocker be better than inderal ?
Theoretically yes: In patients with COPD or asthma , cardioselective beta blockers like atenolol are felt to be superior to Inderal (propranolol) which also has possible harmful effects on the bronchial tree and could produce wheezing(bronchospasm). This may be a concern in someone like you who has copd. Your physician is best to advise you, however especially if you're doing well on inderal (propranolol). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Beta blocking: Some people are able to reach an elevated heart rate while taking this medicine, but if there is enough of this kind of medicine, they will not be able to. Different people require different amounts of beta blocker for it to slow the heart rate, and the effects vary as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Comparing bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg vs 80 mg propranolol. Whic bb is better for BP control, side effect, popularity of usage, and more helpful for cad. Thanks?
1st gen vs 2nd gen: Propranolol is a first generation bb and effective for heart rate control, panic attacks, migraines, angina and blood pressure control. It's very inexpensive. Bystolic (nebivolol) is new and expensive. They share the same potential adverse effects. Neither is a first line BP medicine. There are many better choices than a bb for BP control but both are good for cad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For someone taking 50 mg of Beta Blocker Toprol (metoprolol) daily, is a resting heart rate of 52 to be concerned about?
Calcium blocker: Calcium channel blockers are often used for the management of hypertension in pregnancy. Beta blockers are classified as pregnancy category c, meaning that they have not been systematically studied. Although both classes of medications are used in pregnancy, calcium channel blockers are likely to be safer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is cilindipine 5 mg a calcium channel blocker or beta blocker.
Does it have any effect on lowering heart rate?
Propranolol safety in 18y/o male with tachycardia & high bld. Press? Life expectancy decreased? Side effects? Toprol (metoprolol) vs propranolol?
This is so common: That i despair of accurate diagnosis. Your heart and BP at 18 are controlled by the limbic system of the brain---a computer that organizes your ability to adapt to environment. Defective oxidative metabolism causes the computer to send out unnecessary signals through the sympathetic nervous system. Commonest cause is vitamin b1 and magnesium deficiency from ingestion of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of beta blockers and ace inhibitors ie : lisinopril 2.5 and metoprolol succinate 50mg both q daily.
What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?
Are these drugs used to reduce cardiac output: calcium channel blockers and beta (receptor) blockers?
What are the preferred blood pressure readings range for 72yr male hypertensive patient on metoprolol succinate 50mg with s.creatine1.58,B.urea55.
Seek Medical Attenti: Metoprolol not good BP medication by itself. Your question implies you had a high reading. Your serum creatinine makes use of renally excreted meds a problem. If your BP is high Amloadapine may be a good additional medication. Preferred BP is what can be achieved with meds that will not harm patient. In general BP is preferred ...Read more
Male 83... BP flux 65/35 to 100/65 in a matter of minutes ... pulse consistent between 60 and 65...blood oxygen level 95...medication for beta blocker?
Dear doc, is cod liver oil safe to take with:
1. bp meds (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers)
2. proton pump inhibitors &
3. VitD3 supplements?
Yes: It's fine to take with the blood pressure medications and the proton pump inhibitor. I would probably stop the vitamin D supplement as cod liver oil has vitamin A and D as the main vitamin sources. Vitamin D is one you can get in trouble with because it is fat soluble and can accumulate in your organs if you take too much. ...Read more
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