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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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I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?

I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?

Symptoms: Discuss the symptoms with your Doctor. Those symptoms can be associated with almost any medication and so it's hard to be sure whether they are likely to be related to your meds. Your Doc is in the best position to judge your situation. ...Read more

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What would you recommend as best beta blocker with least side effects to treat my SVT? Propranolol & metoprolol made me too dizzy.

What would you recommend as best beta blocker with least side effects to treat my SVT? Propranolol & metoprolol made me too dizzy.

Dose dependent: It's not so much the med as the dose - since the side effect of all BBs is to lower BP. If your BP becomes too low, you'll get dizzy. That said, the BB I like the best for SVT is nadolol. The usual dose is 20-80 mg once a day, but for you, I'd recommend starting at 10 mg once a day and if you tolerate it, think about increasing the dose. ...Read more

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What is the best beta blocker with the fewest side effects?

Variable: What is the most beautiful color? What is the most lovely symphony? the most delicious food? See my point? ...Read more

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Which beta blocker has the least side effects and is the safest and best tolerated? I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome & can't find a suitable one

Which beta blocker has the least side effects and is the safest and best tolerated? I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome & can't find a suitable one

Varies: All beta blockers have similar side effects but affect different people in different ways. Talk with your doctor about trying Nadolol or atenolol. At your age with wpw, i would consider an electrophysiology study (eps) for risk stratification and possible catheter ablation. That could eliminate the need for beta blockers. ...Read more

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The beta blocker had too many side effects and did not reduce BP well enough. Ace inhibitor is now substituted. Could this reduce the pressure better?

Depending on Pt: Each pt is different. People respond to different meds differently. Some pts ace inhibitor works very well. Some pts it does not. We have to try one med at a time and see if it works. If it doesnt will try next option. ...Read more

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What beta blocker is the most benign in terms of side effects

Depends: If the concern is related to extra cardiac beta blocking effects then the cardioselective beta blockers have better side effect profile. ...Read more

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How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

How long do side effects from atenolol (a beta blocker) last?

Few days (depends): Adverse effects of meds are related to their half life in your body. Long acting drugs, like atenolol, may take a few days to get out o your system. Buti may also depend on the side effect, concomitant medications, and other underlying conditions. ...Read more