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What is a beta blocker?

What is a beta blocker?

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

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What is beta blocker medication?

What is beta blocker medication?

Per Mayo Clinic:: Oral beta blockers include: Acebutolol, Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Metoprolol, Nadolol, Nebivolol & Propranolol. REF: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-pressure/in-depth/beta-blockers/art-20044522 ...Read more

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Why do people take beta-blocker's?

Why do people take beta-blocker's?

Many reasons: Angina, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, chf, atrial fibrillation and other heart rhythm disorders, palpitations, public speaking anxiety, tremor and migraines all can see some benefit from beta blockers. Cad, chf, af and BP are the most common reasons. ...Read more

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How is nanodol as a beta blocker?

How is nanodol as a beta blocker?

See below: It is a nonselective beta blocker with a long half-life that taken one a day. ...Read more

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Hr is 104do I need a beta blocker?

Hr is 104do I need a beta blocker?

Why is it fast: Important to figure out why your heart rate is fast and what kind of rhythm it is.

Beta blockers are indicated for specific rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Does a beta blocker work in your system right away?

Does a beta blocker work in your system right away?

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

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Is it bad to take a beta blocker before going to bed?

Is it bad to take a beta blocker before going to bed?

Beta blocker: We usually give beta blockers during the waking hours but it isn't "bad" to take beta blockers at nite. Discuss with your Doctor who knows you and your situation to see if nocturnal beta blockade is for you. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: beta-blocker?

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

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What to do if I have problems after taking a beta blocker?

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

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What effects do beta-blocker drugs have on a big presentation?

What effects do beta-blocker drugs have on a big presentation?

Actually may help: Performance anxiety, or colloquially, stage fright, or fear of public performances, may be mitigated by small doses of beta-blockers. Should only be used under you doctor's supervision, since there are adverse effects possible for which your doctor can screen you. ...Read more

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Can you die from beta blocker over dose and how much would it take and how long?

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

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What is a third generation beta blocker? Newer class? Better class? If so, better for what?

Bystolic (nebivolol): 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

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I overdosed on levothyroxcin when my numbers get back up will i be able to stop using the beta blocker?

Yes : You'll be able to stop beta blockers once you are euthyroid again, at the discretion of your doctor. More importantly, sounds like you'll benefit from professional therapeutic counseling. ...Read more

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Beta blocker side effects?

Beta blocker side effects?

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

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How willptu beta blocker effect teens?

Beta blockers : Reduce heart rate and bp. Some have less side effects like fatigue than others. ...Read more

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Is Excedrin extra strenght a beta blocker?

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

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If am on a beta blocker, why can I feel a strong heartbeat?

Heart Beat: 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

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What are the pros and cons of toprol (metoprolol) XL (beta blocker)?

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

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Help please! Is dobutamine a beta blocker?

Help please! Is dobutamine a beta blocker?

No: Dobutamine is a beta agonist, the opposite of a beta blocker. ...Read more

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Is vasotec (enalapril) a beta blocker?

vasotec (enalapril): Vasotec (enalapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not a beta blocker. ...Read more

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How to overcome beta blocker fatigue?

How to overcome beta blocker fatigue?

The right dose: Usually by keeping it at the lowest effective dose regimen for those suffering the fatigue side effects. ...Read more

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Is altace a beta blocker?

No: No, Altace is not a beta-blocker. Altace is the brand name for ramipril, which is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitor. ...Read more

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Beta blocker side effect?

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