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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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Does beta carotene fight cancer?

Does beta carotene fight cancer?

Maybe: Please forgive this senior physician's frankness. The data on carotenes and lycopenes is so massive, so contradictory, is so tied up with the politics of "healthy diet", and makes so little sense scientifically that your question cannot be answered. In science, the stuff that's really true is generally established quickly. I love eating carrots, but would not spend money supplementing carotene. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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How does ptu (propylthiouracil) beta blocker effect teen?

How does ptu (propylthiouracil) beta blocker effect teen?

Different drugs: Ptu (propylthiouracil) is a drug used to block the thyroid from making thyroid hormones in patients primarily with grave's disease. It has potential serious toxicities involving both liver and bone marrow. Methimazole may be safer, though also has toxicities. Blood work is monitored closely. Beta blockers are medications which help counter side effects of hyperthyroidism like high bp, rapid heart rate, nervousness. ...Read more

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Beta blockers ok in pregnancy?

Beta blockers ok in pregnancy?

No.: Atenolol has been linked to poor fetal growth, so plain beta blockers (other examples include propranolol, metoprolol) are avoided as much as possible during pregnancy. Consult with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist to explore your options. ...Read more

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Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin d deficient, 25hydroxy test result 5.8. What brand supplement and dosage is recommended?

Vitamin D3: Any brand will do. If you have access to Costco, buy pills of 5000 units and take one every day for three months. After that reduce the dose to about 2000 units/day. it may be beneficial to add a multivitamin to your daily routine. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin? Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?

Is conjugated linolenic acid safe to take while on a beta blocker, low dose aspirin?  Adverse effects on LFT's / blood sugar?

Probably good: Generally fatty acids such as this are considered good because they increase the fluidity of cell membranes and allow HDL to carry cholesterol out of the body more efficiently, at least in theory ...Read more

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Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour ?

Drug interactions with niacin  atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and  armour  ?

Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers low dose effective ?

Likely, Yes ?dose: Beta blockers work over a wide dose range( for example - from 25 mg-100 mg of Metoprolol). WE can be more helpful to you if you tell us the name of the beta blocker and what dose are you taking daily??? ...Read more

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Dear doc, is cod liver oil safe to take with: 1. bp meds (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers) 2. proton pump inhibitors & 3. VitD3 supplements?

Dear doc, is cod liver oil safe to take with: 
1. bp meds (beta blockers, calcium channel blockers)
2. proton pump inhibitors & 
3. VitD3 supplements?

Yes: It's fine to take with the blood pressure medications and the proton pump inhibitor. I would probably stop the vitamin D supplement as cod liver oil has vitamin A and D as the main vitamin sources. Vitamin D is one you can get in trouble with because it is fat soluble and can accumulate in your organs if you take too much. ...Read more

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Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

Calcium supplement contains 2000IU Vit D as Cholecalciferol D3. 500% Daily Value. Is this harmful?

It depends,,,: This is supposed to be for Vitamin D deficiency, for conditions that result from Vit D deficiency, and others that could be treated by Vit D supplements. If too much is taken, symptoms like vomiting, constipation, and kidney stones could result. If you have some of these symptoms, or you are concerned that you are taking too much, you should see your Dr. for an exam and dose change. Good luck. ...Read more