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Beta Blocker Equivalent Doses
Answer: If severe or symptomatic, intravenous pressers (drugs that mimic adrenaline) and/or temporary pacing is needed. This is not to be tried at home kids! if not severe and patient young/healthy, might only need close monitoring and IV fluids in icu. I hope this person is in a hospital! ...Read more
Can be, not usually: Beta blockers can slow the heart, decrease blood pressure, cause abnormal heart rhythms (even fatal ones), cause bronchospasm (asthma/wheezing), heart failure, mental status changes, rash, allergic reactions. May require aggressive medical rx, especially if taken with other meds. ...Read more
Can you switch form none selective bb (propranolol ER 80 mg capsule) to selective beta blocker such as bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg or bisobrolol with no wean off?
Usually Yes.: Your dose of Propranolol er 80 mg daily is high so you will need bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg at least to begin with and may even need higher. Switch cane be made without weaning although there will be some initial withdrawal such as palpiatations or rise in pulse rate and BP but should not last longer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
How long is it estimated that it would take for the body to rid itself of a beta blocker for hbp if there is no need to taper from the dose?
It depends.: It all depends on several factors such as kidney function, the body's ability to metabolize the medication, and the formulation of the medication, for example extended-release verses immediate release. As an example, Metoprolol Tartrate can be metabolized anywhere between 37.5 hours to 14 hours. When discontinuing therapy tapering is often employed to avoid spikes in blood pressure. ...Read more
Variable: The dose varies from patient to patient as to get effective rate control. Need monitoring by the doc and you ...Read more
How do I get my doctor to actually listen? I asked about raising beta blocker dose due to return of symptoms. His suggestion was to stop taking them.
Find a new Doctor: If you feel that your Doctor is not listening to you and you are unhappy, you should 'fire' your current Doctor and find a new one. ...Read more
I am 35 yrs old and on a low dose beta blocker. What is an optimal exercise heart rate for me to have the cardiovascular benefits?
Active 55 yr old male on low dose Ca Channel blocker, beta blocker, statin, pp Inhibitor. Complaining off pain radiating from neck/occipital area and throbbing around left temporal. It comes and goes, any ideas? Controlled BP, min. Stress, 195lb/ 6'0
Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin? Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?
I have Graves. My TSH is 1.1 & FT4 18 -1st time in months.Taking 10mg carbimazole & 80mg beta blocker.Feeling so hot & miserable.Do l need higher dose?
Thyroid: If nothing else you need to see your doctor as soon as possible to make sure your treatment doses are OK. Sounds as if they are not! ...Read more
Is one dose of Diflucan safe, if I'm on a beta blocker, xyzal, (levocetirizine) zantac, and suffer from palpitations? 42, vaginal yeast infcn, OTC cream not working.
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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