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My BP is 120/70 on 50mg Losartan but still spikes to 192/95 occasionally. I believe it's due to adrenaline. Is a beta blocker a better option?

My BP is 120/70 on 50mg Losartan but still spikes to 192/95 occasionally. I believe it's due to adrenaline. Is a beta blocker a better option?

120/70. 192/95: How often does this happen?
Is it related to diet, alcohol, physical activity.
If the value is 192/95 frequently enough to worry you, you must see a cardiologist.

Hope all goes well and please keep me informed. ...Read more

Losartan (Definition)

A blood pressure reducing medicine from the class of drugs called arbs. Acts on an enzyme in the kidney and lung to reduce the blood pressure. Can have some protective effects on the kidneys in high blood pressure and diabetes. Not recommended for patients ...Read more


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Severe cfs 18 yrs now hypertensive and tachycardic at times. Am on losartan potassium. Heard beta blocker good. Which best antihypertensive for me?

Severe cfs 18 yrs now hypertensive and tachycardic at times. Am on losartan potassium. Heard beta blocker good. Which best antihypertensive for me?

Depends: Only your doctor can answer that. A beta blocker will help with tachycardia, while losartan will not. A beta blocker may worsen your fatigue as a side effect. ...Read more

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Have pots with hypertension, severe cfs. Which would be best safest beta blocker to try? Currently on losartan potassium 100mg but still tachycardia

Have pots with hypertension, severe cfs. Which would be best safest beta blocker to try? Currently on losartan potassium 100mg but still tachycardia

Tachycardia: It would be better to identify the cause of your tachycardia (t) rather than to blindly treat it with a beta blocker (b). See your physician (p) and get the answer to your question. ...Read more

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I am on betapace (sotalol) for a - tachycardia. Not very good at keeping BP controlled or spike in BP from anxiety. Switch b-blocker? I also take cozaar

I am on betapace (sotalol) for a - tachycardia. Not very good at keeping BP controlled or spike in BP from anxiety. Switch b-blocker? I also take cozaar

Work on anxiety: Betapace=sotalol is used for arrythmias insead of BP. I suggest Cognitive Behavioral Therapy along with with mindfulness training for the anxiety. There are beta blockers that are more effective for BP and can help with atrial tachycardia, but ultimately you should have this discussion with your cardiologist. Cozaar (losartan) max dose is 100mg daily, so this could be adjusted if you are on lower dose. ...Read more

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Will Cozaar (Losartan) show up in a urine drug test?

Coozar: Used for treating high blood pressure & kidney complications from Diabetes. It is not detected in UDS testing. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug losartan (cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug losartan (cozaar) ototoxic?

Unlikely: This drug is one of over 700 drugs that can cause ototoxicity. This is an angiotensin II receptor blocker. It is reported but is of little chance to do this. Follow your doctor's recommendation. One caveat is that if you are already hearing impaired do not use it. ...Read more

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Is blood pressure drug "losartan" (cozaar) ototoxic?

Is blood pressure drug "losartan" (cozaar) ototoxic?

Generally no: The known 'ototoxic' cardiovascular drugs are as follows:
loop diuretics like Lasix;
aspirin overdose causes tinnitus (ear ringing) as classic sign ...Read more

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Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Anyone ever used the blood pressure drug cozaar (losartan)?

Cozar: Yes I have used it for many years and it is safe and effective to control bp. ...Read more

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Is bisoperal fumerate a beta blocker? What, in your opinion, is the best rate control drug for AF?

Is bisoperal fumerate a beta blocker? What, in your opinion, is the best rate control drug for AF?

BBlocker: Drugs that prolong AV nodal refractoriness include β-adrenergic receptor blockers, nondihydropyridine calcium channel blockers, and digitalis glycosides. In an analysis of the AFFIRM study, β-blockers were more successful than calcium channel blockers in achieving rate control - 70% versus 54%, respectively.
Check this Article
http://circ. Ahajournals. Org/content/124/24/2746.full ...Read more

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What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

What antihypertensive drug belongs to the beta-blocker class of drugs?

Many: Beta blockers include:
metoprolol, carvedilol, bisoprolol, nebivolol, atenolol, nadolol, sotalol, esmolol, acebutolol are a few.
Some of them are more useful in CHF, others for angina, arrhythmias and most for hypertension ...Read more

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What effects do beta-blocker drugs have on a big presentation?

What effects do beta-blocker drugs have on a big presentation?

Actually may help: Performance anxiety, or colloquially, stage fright, or fear of public performances, may be mitigated by small doses of beta-blockers. Should only be used under you doctor's supervision, since there are adverse effects possible for which your doctor can screen you. ...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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What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?

What is the drug of choice for controlling pacs and afib? Calcium channel blocker or beta blocker?

PACs and afib: Of these two usually beta blockers are better tolerated and have a somewhat lower side effect profile. There are also some who feel that beta blockers are better at preventing afib. ...Read more

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What are the best anti-hypertensive drugs to be given for a patient with hyperlipidemia (beta-blocker vs ACE inhibitor)?

What are the best anti-hypertensive drugs to be given for a patient with hyperlipidemia (beta-blocker vs ACE inhibitor)?

Depends on co-morbid: Depends on other co-morbidities. That is, if hypertensive patient is also diabetic, then ACE inhibitor. If patient is hypertensive and has a history of coronary disease, then ACE inhib and beta-blocker given their secondary benefits, etc. Each patient is unique and the whole pic needs to be considered. ...Read more

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Should anticoagulants taken with beta-blocker and drug against angina pectoris? I woke up with sudden pain in lower left stomach, just under ribs?

Should anticoagulants taken with beta-blocker and drug against angina pectoris? I woke up with sudden pain in lower left stomach, just under ribs?

Get 2nd opinion: The history you've given (chest pain, periorbital edema, allergies), the meds you list (vitamin D, B6, magnesium?!, azelastine antihistamine spray), and your question (anti-angina Rx, beta-blocker) simply don't add up. We can't judge the appropriateness of a regimen like what you list, especially without much more information. ...Read more

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Patients with heart arrhythmias or tachycardia are often prescribed a type of drug called a "beta-blocker". Should I be?

Patients with heart arrhythmias or tachycardia are often prescribed a type of drug called a "beta-blocker". Should I be?

Arrhythmia: Individuals with rhythm disturbances that are fast, tachyarrhythmias, are sometimes given beta blockers as a first agent. These are blood pressure meds that act by lowering the heart rate and can prevent some arrthymias. These are used if someone has symptoms from the arrhythmia and overall are safe and well tolerated meds. ...Read more

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My dad has "40% stenosis at it's origin" in LAD & 40% plaque in the OM1 of LCx. He takes aspirin, beta blocker & chol. Drugs. His heart attack risk?

My dad has "40% stenosis at it's origin" in LAD & 40% plaque in the OM1 of LCx. He takes aspirin, beta blocker & chol. Drugs. His heart attack risk?

Manageable: If he has no symptoms, the recommended medical regimen includes the medications he is taking. The only addition, based on his risk factors, would be an ACE inhibitor (highly recommended for diabetes, but may also be helpful otherwise). He should not smoke and all around him should not smoke. If he can be active in moderation, that's good! He should be aware of symptoms and notify his doc ASAP! ...Read more

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Can children use Cozaar (losartan)?

Can children use Cozaar (losartan)?

Yes: Aside from being used for high blood pressure, the uses are often highly specific and technical (apologies in advance) - here is just a partial list of health conditions for which children are sometimes treated with Cozaar: aortic-root dilation with Marfan’s syndrome, and Alport syndrome-like hereditary nephritis. There are others as well. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Cozaar (losartan)?

Cozaar (losartan): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/cozaar-side-effects. Html

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Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken at the same time?

COZAR AND MIDODRIN: No these are two opposit medicines and should never be taken or prescribed together. Cozzar is used for high blood pressure and midodrine for low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What do docs think? Should cozaar (losartan) and midodrine be taken together?

Midodrine use: Midodrine (m) is used to treat low blood pressure. It works by stimulating nerve endings in blood vessels, causing the blood vessels to tighten. As a result, blood pressure is increased. It would be unusual to have both m and Cozaar (losartan) (c) used together, as c treats hypertension. Ask the physician (p) who treating the patient what the p is thinking if both m and c are being used together. ...Read more

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Cozaar (Definition)

Cozaar is an angiotensin II blocker which is a kind of blood ...Read more