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Follitropin Beta Medication
Symp. Nervs. Is out of control when triggered by small things I need to lower my BP and hr respons to very small triggers. Which medication? Which beta
Reason taking?: If you are taking it for blood pressure, there are multiple non-beta blocker options available, including ACE inhibitors, ARBs, calcium channel blockers, thiazide diuretics, etc. If you are taking it to slow a rapid heart rate condition, then non-dihydropididine calcium channel blockers, diltiazem or verapamil, may be options. ...Read more
Yes: Beta blockers block the beta 1 receptor on the heart. Some are not specific for that and also block the beta 2 receptor in the lungs which can worsen asthma. Choosing a selective beta 1 blocker (metoprolol and atenolol are probably the most commonly used) at the appropriate dosage eliminates this problem. ...Read more
I'm taking a new asthma medication described as specific to beta 2 receptors. What does this mean?
Beta-2 agonist: You are likely taking albuterol, or some form of it, which specifically targets the beta-2 receptors in the lungs for it's intended effects. These specific receptor medications are intended to treat disease of the lungs, without cross-reacting to beta-1 receptors in the heart. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Does TGF Beta Biomarker helps with diagnosis of what trigger cyclic thrombocytopenia in adult men with no drug and medication use?
TGF etc..: Hello ~ prob'ly not. Very brief review of the literature done and I could not find this connection. Its not an appropriate use of my time here to do in depth review of the literature to find arcane connections of biomarkers to rare diseases. This is a complex issue + I am sure you are well acquainted with using Internet search engines or Pubmed. Relevant personal info you should d/w treating Oncol ...Read more
Male 83... BP flux 65/35 to 100/65 in a matter of minutes. .. pulse consistent between 60 and 65...blood oxygen level 95...medication for beta blocker?
What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance? What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?
Enhance: The body usually secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine with exercise or stress. However whether this hinders or helps performance would depend on the type of exercise. While the effect may accelerate certain skills, it may also lead to reduced coordination. Are you asking whether beta blocker would help reduce your anxiety ; improve performance? That's a $64 question. ...Read more
How long a spleen pain lasts at a time? Is there any medication b4 start the pain? She is 2 years with beta thalassemia intermedia. Hbn is 8.6 now.
Try Ibuprofen: I am assuming that her splenic pain is due to splenic sequestration. Blood may suddenly pool in the spleen. It causes splenic capsule to stretch out causing pain, but also causing her hemoglobin to drop, and may make her very sick. Mild splenic sequestration is tolerable, and for that, one could give Ibuprofen or acetaminophen, but for severe pain, I would recommend a visit to an emergency room. ...Read more
I have migrains a lot I take beta blockas 2 help prevent them don't work &now its gettn 2 the point wher no medication works not even 50g sumatriptan?
Just about any: We often combine beta blockers w/mild diuretics, ace inhibitors, arb, ccb, etc. Many patients need 3 or more BP lowering medications to achieve their goal bp. It's just a matter of choosing a drug from each class, looking for secondary gain if possible, while avoiding side effects. Diuretics are good if you have swollen feet. Ace inhibitors & arbs protect heart in CHF & kidneys in diabetcs. ...Read more
Possible: Depression can be a side effect of both beta blockers and digoxin. However, it is important to rule out other potential medical causes. Also, if you are on other medications, interactions between them can complicate the picture. Recommend discussing with your doctor for further evaluation, and referral for mental health assessment and treatment if indicated. Hope this helps. All the best. ...Read more
Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?
Any: The low dosage of beta blocker would not especially influence my choice of a second agent except for the fact that medications like verapamil or Diltiazem also slow the pulse as does the beta blocker. So one would want to make sure that the beta blocker has not significantly lowered the pulse. ...Read more
Other BP meds: There are many alternative families of BP meds that can be used in asthmatic patients. Even if one has a medical condition where a beta blocker is the best choice, there are some of that family that affect asthma less than others. Discuss options with fp/allergist/ pulmonologist/internist. ...Read more
Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg.?
Not a good idea:
Its never a good idea to mix medication with alcohol. Although there is not a direct reaction between alcohol and a beta blocker the efffect of alcohol on blood pressure and pulse rate may make immediate use of either after the other a bad idea. To be safe I would take the beta blocker either in the morning or just before bed so that alcohol can be taken at the "usual" cocktail hour time!
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I have Wolff Parkinson white syndrome with narrow tachycardia and I'm on beta blocker! Is this a good medication?
Yes: Beta blockers can help to avoid episodes of tachycardia, but ultimately you may benefit from an interventional approach to eliminate the problem. ...Read more
I understand beta blockers are sometimes prescribed for anxiety. I take coreg (carvedilol) for hbp. I also have gad. Will this medication help gad?
Which is the better medication to be on following a heart attack: a beta blocker or an ACE inhibitor?
Heart attack: Actually both drugs can increase longevity after a heart attack. ...Read more
Can you please explain how hbp medication such as CCB causes GERD and acid reflux. Would beta blocker such as bystolic (nebivolol) causes less GERD than ccb?
LES relaxation: Calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine can cause muscles to relax. One of these might be lower esophageal sphincter which tightens to keep stomach acid in stomach. If it relaxes inappropriately, you might notice gerd or acid reflux. Beta blockers tend to slow heart rate by negating effect of adrenaline on your heart. But beta blockers can also relax your les. Only way to find out is to try... ...Read more
I have athsma but could I take a beta blocker for driving test anxiety and panic attacks. No antidepressent medication has helped with this.
Might not help too: And may flare up your asthma which may increase your anxiety. You are on Symbicrt, which contains a long acting beta agonist, which isn't a good combination with beta blockers, also your thyroid problem may be contributing to your anxiety. Confer with your psychiatrist/doctor and have a list of your medications for possible interactions/contraindications, other techniques may be helpful, goodluck ...Read more
CBT, SSRI, SNRI, Beta-blockers haven't helped to control my social anxiety. Is there any medication which can 'knock me out' before social situations?
Exposure therapy: Exposure therapy uses gradually increased exposure to anxiety triggers coupled w/ relaxation training. SSRIs can help but @ times more effective is learning to deal w/ it differently w/ help of a therapist who specializes in exposure-based therapy. CBT is good but sometimes acting your way into thinking & feeling different works better than trying to think your way into feeling & acting different. ...Read more
Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?
I have been diagnosed with early Graves' & hashimoto with antibodies. I am on beta blocker but still don't feel right. Should l be on a medication?
Talk to doctor: The dose of beta blocker may need to be adjusted. Nonetheless beta blocker would not likely solve all your symptoms until the thyroid comes under control. It is highly unusual to have Grave's and Hashimotos however. Which condition you have depends also on the clinical picture. ...Read more
Generally, how potent is clonidine when compared to other hypertensive medications, such as beta blockers and ACE inhibitors? Or, is it so individual?
Hypertension: Current 1st line medication for hypertension or high blood pressure is a thiazide diuretic (water pill) like hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) unless you have a compelling reason eg diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, etc for something else. Clonidine is far down list. It works but all BP meds work. Down side of Clonidine is rebound hypertension if you forget to take dose. Some find it sedating. Potency depends upon dose. ...Read more
Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it?
Atrial tachcardia: Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it? ANS: yes can kill. The best treatment is to find out the cause: heart disease, low K, digitalis, inherited etc. Then treat that. ...Read more