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Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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How long can I eat after taking peptac for my acid reflux? I'm also taking a beta blocker propranolol how many hours do I leave between two meds.

How long can I eat after taking peptac for my acid reflux? I'm also taking a beta blocker propranolol how many hours do I leave between two meds.

The: Two medicines do not "interact" thus you could take them together.

It is usually recommended you take the Pepcid one hour before you eat.

Hope this helps
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Been on 10mg propranolol beta blocker for 6 weeks 1 a day for anxiety. Can I just stop taking them? Or do I go down to 5mg?

Been on 10mg propranolol beta blocker for 6 weeks 1 a day for anxiety. Can I just stop taking them? Or do I go down to 5mg?

Best 5mg: Probably best to reduce and then stop but the dose that your taking is probably safe to stop since plain Propranolol (not extended release) is only effective for 4-8 hrs after taken. ...Read more

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Is it typical to be required to stop beta blocker prior to EP study? I've been taking propranolol for 5 years, 3 x daily. How can I do this?

Is it typical to be required to stop beta blocker prior to EP study? I've been taking propranolol for 5 years, 3 x daily. How can I do this?

Yes; taper off / 1wk: Beta blockers can suppress arrhythmias, & the EP study is a provocative test (trying to induce an arrhythmia to see where it's coming from). Stopping beta blockers abruptly can cause "rebound" increases in blood pressure, so the usual method is to taper off. Talk to the EP doc who scheduled the EP study to determine how the taper should be done. (I usually say 1/2 dose every 3 days, but that's me) ...Read more

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I am prescribed 1 40mg propranolol (beta blocker) twice a day for anxiety. I have had 1 today to start it off, should I stay at 1 or increase to 2?

Propranolol dosing: Propranolol, as a beta blocker, can lower blood pressure and heart rate, so I would advise to stick with 1 tablet initially. Low blood pressure can cause dizziness and feeling faint. Make sure to stay well hydrated when taking it and to be careful when getting up from sitting down or lying down. ...Read more

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Resubmitted #: inderal (propranolol) is a beta blocker. Are their any advantages of it over any other drug in its class? I doubt it. Speech making, perhaps?

Resubmitted #: inderal (propranolol) is a beta blocker. Are their any advantages of it over any other drug in its class? I doubt it. Speech making, perhaps?

Inderal (propranolol): Inderal (propranolol) is used in migraine control, essential tremor treatment, for anxiety or panic attacks, hypertension, and for heart rate control. In the absence if bronchial asthma or diabetes Inderal is a great alternative when treating a oerson with one or more of the above conditions. Althouth is not hanit gorming it annot be stopped abruptly and requires slow tapering specially in the presence of known cardiac conditions. ...Read more

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Why is it that propranolol, a beta-blocker drug is given to a patient with double outlet right ventricle?

Why is it that propranolol, a beta-blocker drug is given to a patient with double outlet right ventricle?

To relax the heart: Some patients with double outlet right ventricle have abnormally thick muscle bundles that block the flow of blood to the lungs when the heart contracts. When the blockage is severe the oxygen level in the body can drop to dangerous levels. Beta blockers such as Propranolol reduce the strength of the heart's contraction allowing more blood to pass to the lungs and can improve the oxygen level. ...Read more

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Lopressor (metoprolol tartrate) 25 mg made me feel bad. Propranolol made me feel fine but I need a selective beta blocker. Which should I try?

Atenolol: Try atenolol - 12.5 to 100 mg (25 to 50 mg are the most usual doses). Atenolol is a beta 1 specific beta blocker that has the least ability to cross the blood brain barrier of all available beta blockers. It has no intrinsic sympathomimetic activity. It is intrinsically long acting and generally is given as a once a day dose. It's also dirt cheap! ...Read more

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Should switching from inderal (propranolol) to a water soluble beta blocker be problematic for 88 year old mom?

No: If you are switching to an equivalent or more potent dose, you can switch right over. Follow your docs instructions. ...Read more

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Can you reach 85% od your max heart rate while on the beta blocker inderal (propranolol)?

Beta blocking: Some people are able to reach an elevated heart rate while taking this medicine, but if there is enough of this kind of medicine, they will not be able to. Different people require different amounts of beta blocker for it to slow the heart rate, and the effects vary as well. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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89 yr old has dementia. On inderal (propranolol) for irregular heartbeat (10 mg daily). Would switch to another beta blocker ease her dementia symptoms?

89 yr old has dementia. On inderal (propranolol) for irregular heartbeat (10 mg daily). Would switch to another beta blocker ease her dementia symptoms?

Dementia: There are chances that changing Propranolol to another betablocker would not make great difference in dementia symptoms. Starting namenda, (memantine) aricept, reminyl, will reduce the progression of the illness and improve cognition and behavior. The best recommendation is to evaluate by psychiatrist or neurologist to determine the most adequate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I'm on a beta blocker called inderal (propranolol) and my question is how low is too low on your heart rate mine is 68 is this good also on klonopin?

I'm on a beta blocker called inderal (propranolol) and my question is how low is too low on your heart rate mine is 68 is this good also on klonopin?

That BP is fine: The main thing is that you are not lightheaded or dizzy. If it dropped below 50 and/or you had symptoms, then the dose would probably need to be lowered. ...Read more

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Inderal (propranolol) could be contributing to confusion in my 88 yr old mother. Is there a water-based beta blocker less apt to do so? Not metoprolol or atenolol..

Inderal (propranolol) could be contributing to confusion in my 88 yr old mother. Is there a water-based beta blocker less apt to do so? Not metoprolol or atenolol..

Atenolol: Atenolol is the most hydrophilic (least lipophilic) of the betablockers, crossing the blood brain barrier less than any other. If your grandmother can't tolerate atenolol, then she can't be on any beta blocker at all. Here is one of many articles on the subject: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/2865153. ...Read more

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Are beta blockers propranolol just as good at treating hypertension as ACE inh lisinopril

Not the first choice: According to the newest JNC guidelines, beta blockers are not the first choice for treating hypertension. If you have conditions like portal hypertension, panic disorder, or chronic migraine headache along with hypertension, then the doctor may choose propanolol to treat two conditions with just one medicine. ...Read more

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Is general anesthetic safe whilst on beta blockers as pulse only 50bpm on 80mg (propranolol) help. ..

Is general anesthetic safe whilst on beta blockers as pulse only 50bpm on 80mg (propranolol) help. ..

Propranolol: The bblockers reduce the heart rate and the blood pressure. Some anesthesia drugs reduce the blood pressure some the heart rate or both. Fortunately, the anesthesiologists are trained to react and treat both hypotension and bradycardia.
No problem. As an advise: do not interrupt the administration of the Propranolol before or after surgery. ...Read more

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What water soluble beta blockers are as strong and effective as inderal (propranolol)?

What water soluble beta blockers are as strong and effective as inderal (propranolol)?

Beta Blocket: Regarding potency and effectiveness of beta blocking agents, after propranolol, my choice would be atenolol. Atenolol is equally effective across all indications as propranolol. Two added advantages of atenolol are its long half life which allows for most patients to be treated with once daily dosing. Its. Water solubility, does not allow CNS entry, thus markedly reducing CNS adverse effects. ...Read more

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Why is it that beta blockers can possibly cause anxiety? Inderal (propranolol) was used years ago in the theatre to treat anxiety.

Why is it that beta blockers can possibly cause anxiety? Inderal (propranolol) was used years ago in the theatre to treat anxiety.

Anxiety and Anxiety: First, you are correct. Propranolol, a beta blocker, at an extremely low dose is the most commonly prescribed medication for 'performance' anxiety. It blunts the heart from the emotional response when one is nervous and has to keep a clear head when performing.

Regular doses of beta blockers can at times increase depression and anxiety as a side effect.

The difference is the dose taken regular. ...Read more

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Is general anaesthesia safe on beta blockers as on propranolol 80mg as heart rate only 50bmp help bit worried..

Is general anaesthesia safe on beta blockers as on propranolol 80mg as heart rate only 50bmp help bit worried..

Caution: Anesthesia is the safest of medical practices today. Propranolol, a 'beta blocker' slows the heart rate. It is important for you to be evaluated by your primary care doctor and the anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. A heart rate of 50 is very low and will require a thorough evaluation. Once you are 'cleared' for surgery an anesthesia doctor can best manage your medical problems during surgery. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers such as propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) help prevent ventricular fibrillation in susceptible individuals?

Can beta blockers such as propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) help prevent ventricular fibrillation in susceptible individuals?

Beta Blockers: Yes. Beta blockers are antiarrythmic medications as well as an anti-hypertensive medication. It counteracts the effects of catacholamines like Epinephrine which can cause tachycardia, hypertension and in susceptible individuals ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more

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What do beta-blockers (propranolol) do? Do you need to wean off of 10mg twice daily? Rxd due to thyroid overmed. Timeframe I could poss. Wean off?

Propranolol: Always discuss these questions with the doc caring for you. Sometimes you can just stop 10 mg twice a day. Your status will dictate if you should be off the drug and if so how to do that. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use beta blockers (propranolol) with amphetamines and methylphenidate to counteract uncomfortable stimulant effects?

Is it okay to use beta blockers (propranolol) with amphetamines and methylphenidate to counteract uncomfortable stimulant effects?

It can be tricky: Beta blockers block only one arm of the adrenaline response that methylphenidate and/or amphetamines stir up - the Alpha adrenergic effects are not blocked, and may be relatively increased in people on beta blockers, especially hypertension. If you are getting uncomfortable stimulant effects, it would generally be better to either reduce the dose of the med or switch to constant-release form. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor just gave me beta blockers - inderal (propranolol) la low heart rate already?

Indication?: Why did he/she give it to you and how low is your HR? What time of day is the low HR. What's your BP? Can't answer without more info. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to take stimulants (ADHD medications) and beta-blockers (Propranolol) together? If so, why? Diff. Med. For BP and migraine prevention?

Is it dangerous to take stimulants (ADHD medications) and beta-blockers (Propranolol) together? If so, why? Diff. Med. For BP and migraine prevention?

Theoretically yes: Practically probably not. This answer is based on the fact that if you are on a B Blkr and taking a symptathomimetic agent like a stimulant this could cause severe hypertension. Based on studies of people on B Blkrs who took cocaine or were given epinephrine for allergic reactions and this turns out not to be unfounded and not the case. If your BP is up see your Dr and review your medications. ...Read more

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Can one dose of Ativan (lorazepam) or Propranolol cause tremors and dark urine? About to see cardiology today. Just wondering.

Can one dose of Ativan (lorazepam) or Propranolol cause tremors and dark urine? About to see cardiology today. Just wondering.

Not that I know of: Both drugs, in fact, REDUCE tremor in most people. Dark urine is usually just related to dehydration, but if you are normally hydrated and it still appears dark, a urinalysis is the place to at least start. Cannot tell you what is going on without a more complete history of the problem, as well as more medical information. Talk to your cardiologist about it. ...Read more

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If you were to touch crack would it show in a urine test?

If you were to touch crack would it show in a urine test?

Not likely: A brief casual touch with hand will not cause positive urine test.
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Propranolol (Definition)

Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine ...Read more