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Is it safe to take beta blockers for pvcs if alsi have asthma?

Is it safe to take beta blockers for pvcs if alsi have asthma?

Maybe not: B-blockers result in bronchconstriction, meaning the airways tend to close whereas b-agonists tend to bronchodilate, or open the airways. So, b-blockers may result in airway closure leading to acute asthma symptoms. (note: even b-blocker eye drops can have this effect!) some b-blockers do this to a lesser extent than others so check with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

Asthma is a disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, dry cough, etc. MIT is a diagnosis made by combining clinical ...Read more


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What is the best form of magnesium to?Take for?Heart pvcs?And asthma?

What is the best form of magnesium to?Take for?Heart pvcs?And asthma?

Magnesium sulfate?: The usual form of magnesium is mag sulfate but unless you are deficient in this substance, do not rely on it as your treatment for PVC or asthma since there is little evidence that magnesium supplement can help. ...Read more

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I've mild asthma, under control. Why shouldn't I take beta blockers to control mvp without regurgitation? I'm taking diltiazem.

I've mild asthma, under control. Why shouldn't I take beta blockers to control mvp without regurgitation? I'm taking diltiazem.

Aggravates asthma: Most asthmatics have a form of albuterol inhaler (e.g. Proair, ventolin, proventil) for rescue use and many have salmeterol or formoterol inhalers. All these medications stimulate what is called the "beta-adrenergic" receptor (beta receptor for adrenalin) which causes the muscles around the broncial tubes to relax. Beta-blockers block the beta-receptors making asthma worse in many individuals. ...Read more

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4yr old taking Qvar and Albuterol for asthma. Can these medications increase heart rate and cause PVC's?

4yr old taking Qvar and Albuterol for asthma. Can these medications increase heart rate and cause PVC's?

Asthma: The Albuterol can increase your heart rate for a short time frame, not a prolonged period. Some people naturally have PVCs which might have nothing to do with the Albuterol. The QVar shouldn't be causing any of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Selective beta blockers instead of non selective for asthma patients? Or are both bad?

Selective may be OK: Selective beta 1 blockers are are tolerated by most asthmatics at lower doses. Non-selective beta blockers are contra-indicated in asthmatics because they block the beta2 receptors in the airways, leasing to broncho-constriction. Even non-selective applied to the eyes (for glaucoma) can cause asthma attacks or poorer control. High doses of beta1 may rarely cause similar worsening of asthma. ...Read more

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Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Do beta blockers like nadolol really lessen the effects of the albuterol for asthma patients?

Yes, to some extent.: Non-selective beta blockers can worsen or help cause an attack. Selective b-blockers are less likely. Those with so caslled, isa effect are less likely. ...Read more

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Can someone take beta blocker medications if they also have asthma?

Can someone take beta blocker medications if they also have asthma?

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

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Is a cardioselective beta blocker safe for someone with mild asthma? It is to treat pots when standing.

Is a cardioselective beta blocker safe for someone with mild asthma? It is to treat pots when standing.

Maybe: It's highly individualized and depends on the severity of your asthma and dose of the drug being used. Some people will tolerate it and some won't. Even those who do may have a worsening of their asthma following a respiratory infection months or years hence. You can always try it, stop it if necessary, and use a bronchodilator till back to baseline. ...Read more