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Doctor insights on: Beta Blocker Overdose In Children

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Can you die from beta blocker overdose?

Can you die from beta blocker overdose?

Your heart: Too much beta blocker medicine can slow down your heart so much that it can stop. ...Read more

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Beta Blocker Overdose (Definition)

Beta blockers basically block specific receptors in your body from responding to adrenaline. The most common effects of taking too much beta blocker is a slow heart rate but it people with other heart disease can also cause heart failure. In people with asthma or COPD, difficulty breathing can occur. Other issues include low blood sugar, high potassium and in extreme ...Read more


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What are the most common symptoms of beta blocker overdose?

What are the most common symptoms of beta blocker overdose?

Low heart rate...: Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and some forms of tachyarrythmias (ie high heart rate rhythmn problems). An overdose of these medicines typically results in low heart rate and low blood pressure, which may be life-threatening, depending on the drug and dosage ingested. It is necessary to be evaluated in the er and possibly admitted for continued cardiac monitoring. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Beta blocker overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Beta blocker overdose?

Many symptoms: Beta blockers basically block specific receptors in your body from responding to adrenaline. The most common effects of taking too much beta blocker is a slow heart rate but it people with other heart disease can also cause heart failure. In people with asthma or COPD, difficulty breathing can occur. Other issues include low blood sugar, high potassium and in extreme cases coma or seizures. ...Read more

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Beta blocker overdose fatal?

Beta blocker overdose fatal?

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

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Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

Antidote for beta blocker overdose?

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

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What is the treatment for beta blocker overdose?

What is the treatment for beta blocker overdose?

Combination: If ingested within 2 hours of receiving treatment, activated charcoal will be given. Otherwise, the physician will use Atropine if patient is bradycardic and glucagon to enhance contractility. If refractory to the aforementioned drugs, then calcium and Insulin with dextrose can be administered. ...Read more

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How do people treat b-blocker overdose?

How do people treat b-blocker overdose?

Go to Hospital: Determine the exact medication & if intentional (suicide attempt). Standard treatment of serious irregular or slow heart rate is performed & seizures are treated as usual. Hospitalization, observation & treatment are necessary until beta blocker effect has resolved. Do not "wait it out" at home. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with b-blocker overdose. Should I be worried for him?

Possibly: It can be dangerous and deadly, but if managed and monitored properly, there should be no long term issues. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a b-blocker overdose.?

Describe the features of a b-blocker overdose.?

Slow heart rate: The heart rate and blood pressure drop, in some cases the person may become confused or lethargic. If severe overdose cardiac arrest can occur. ...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?

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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I'm from the uk, age 16, im currently taking 1/2 beta blocker 3 times a day to stop me from taking a panic attack etc w Could I overdose on this much and what times. Should. I take these at?

Dose dependent: Beta blockers may be considered an off label "anxiolytic" (anti-anxiety drug), but the reality is that doctors appear to have no idea how it works.

That should be a fairly clear warning sign as to why beta blockers should not be your first choice when it comes to your anxiety treatment. Scientists have no idea why beta blockers appear to reduce anxiety. Pl consult your GP re optimal dosing. ...Read more

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Can Labetalol or an Alpha+Beta-blocker therapy reduce blurry vision&poor cognitive function due to longstanding vasoconstriction from a stim-overdose?

Are you asking about: Neuropsychological effects of chronic misuse/ overprescription of amphetamine or methylphenidate or chronic use of methamphetamine or cocaine? Was did brain MRI show? Have you seen an ophthalmologist? Chronic misuse of amphetamine causes low levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex, associated with cognitive deficits diagnosed by neuropsychological tests. Beta blockers won't reverse this. ...Read more

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

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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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

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Can you take a beta blocker for anxiety?

Can you take a beta blocker for anxiety?

Beta blocker: These meds can help lessen some of the effects caused by the anxiety, they don't necessarily act on anxiety itself ...Read more

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How should I take the beta blocker before meals or after?

Anytime: Beta blocker could be taken with food before or after meal. Taking it with food will minimize the side effect given the slow absorption. You need to read the label of specific bb. ...Read more

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Which beta blocker should I take for the physical symtoms of anxiety?

Which beta blocker should I take for the physical symtoms of anxiety?

Anxiety: Actually blocks secondary responses that come with the psychological anxiety. I'm not aware of a study showing one superior for anxiety. Atenolol longer acting so can take less often. ...Read more

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What to do if I forgot my beta blocker while on vacation, can I substitute?

No: Ask your doctor to place a prescription to a pharmacy near bye. Beta blockers are important medicines and depending on their indication, should not be stopped abruptly. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more