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Beta Blocker Conversion Chart
Beta blocker: It is a category of medication that is primarily used for cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and rhythm problems of the heart. Some other conditions are also treated with beta blockers, but the most common is for hypertension. There are several unique drugs in this category, and some of them have been available for many years. Common ones include Propranolol and metoprolol. ...Read more
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
Anti-adrenaline: A beta blocker is a medication which prevents adrenaline-like compounds from connecting to the "beta adrenergic receptors" in the body. Beta-1 receptors affect heart squeeze, relaxation and rhythm and are usually the primary target. Medicines like metoprolol and atenolol work only on this receptor. Other "nonselective" beta blockers block beta-1 and beta-2, with or without other effects as well. ...Read more
May need to stop it: If you've been taking it for just a short time, you can stop the medicine. If you've been on it for a while, you'll need to taper the dose down. ...Read more
Night: Once a day bb is best taken at night. ...Read more
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Why do you ask?: You can die from too much of anything, even water. If you are thinking of harming yourself, or just don't see the point in life anymore, please get help---call a hotline, go to an ED. ...Read more
Here's the data: http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/19412697
this is marketed in the usa as bystolic (nebivolol). Remember though, in medicine, "'newly approved' is not always the same as 'new and improved'". Older beta blockers are much less expensive, tried and true. ...Read more
I overdosed on levothyroxcin when my numbers get back up will i be able to stop using the beta blocker?
Poss side effects: Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction/ shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc about whether potential benefits>potential risks. ...Read more
No, its a different : Excedrin extra strength is acetaminophen, Aspirin and caffeine. It works in a completely different system, does not affect beta receptors, and does not work on blood pressure or heart rate. The caffeine may mildly speed up your hear rate, but otherwise they are completely unrelated. ...Read more
Beta blockers (ex. Lopressor, metoprolol, inderal, coreg, bystolic (nebivolol) etc.) have an inherent tendency to slow down and lower your heart rate.
It's a divine intervention that one should not feel his/her own heart beat or breathing — if you feel them both — it clearly indicates that something is wrong — and need medical attention.
It is normal not feel your heart beat. ...Read more
Mixed: Pros: effective in lowering BP; effective in treating and preventing fast heart rhythms; effective in patients who have Heart Failure at high doses. Cons: can cause fatigue, lethargy, and slow heart rate; can cause dizziness; can cause depression or worsen depression in some patients. I would not recommend it as first line therapy in an otherwise healthy person unless there are other issues. ...Read more
Fatigue: Fatigue is the most common side effect, which may include daytime sleepiness. Erectile dysfunction may also occur. A beta- blocker also lowers heart rate and blood pressure, so if you are sensitive to it, or the dose is too large, bradycardia (low heart rate) or hypotension (low blood pressure) may occur. ...Read more