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Medicine For Beta Blocker Overdose
Beta blockers basically block specific receptors in your body from responding to adrenaline. The most common effects of taking too much beta blocker is a slow heart rate but it people with other heart disease can also cause heart failure. In people with asthma or COPD, difficulty breathing can occur. Other issues include low blood sugar, high potassium and in extreme ...Read more
Low heart rate...: Beta-blockers are used in the treatment of high blood pressure and some forms of tachyarrythmias (ie high heart rate rhythmn problems). An overdose of these medicines typically results in low heart rate and low blood pressure, which may be life-threatening, depending on the drug and dosage ingested. It is necessary to be evaluated in the er and possibly admitted for continued cardiac monitoring. ...Read more
Many symptoms: Beta blockers basically block specific receptors in your body from responding to adrenaline. The most common effects of taking too much beta blocker is a slow heart rate but it people with other heart disease can also cause heart failure. In people with asthma or COPD, difficulty breathing can occur. Other issues include low blood sugar, high potassium and in extreme cases coma or seizures. ...Read more
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
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
Combination: If ingested within 2 hours of receiving treatment, activated charcoal will be given. Otherwise, the physician will use Atropine if patient is bradycardic and glucagon to enhance contractility. If refractory to the aforementioned drugs, then calcium and Insulin with dextrose can be administered. ...Read more
Go to Hospital: Determine the exact medication & if intentional (suicide attempt). Standard treatment of serious irregular or slow heart rate is performed & seizures are treated as usual. Hospitalization, observation & treatment are necessary until beta blocker effect has resolved. Do not "wait it out" at home. ...Read more
Possibly: It can be dangerous and deadly, but if managed and monitored properly, there should be no long term issues. ...Read more
My Dr put me on a new beta blocker and I keep getting noses bleeding every day can medicine cause it?
Possible but. ..: Somewhat unlikely. The newer beta-blockers (eg, Bystolic) have had reports of nose bleeds associated with them (although extremely rarely). I'd talk to your doctor about what else might be causing this. Common causes of epistaxis are: some intranasal sprays, nasal/mucosal inflammation, rhinosinusitis, chemical exposure, or even allergens). Hope that helps! ...Read more
Is bisoperal fumerate a beta blocker? What, in your opinion, is the best rate control drug for AF?
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.
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Been taking beta blocker for 2 months and it worked but now my hr is a little faster. Am I just used to the medicine now? Or is this concerning?
Heart rate: Whether or not a heart rate is concerning depends on the clinical context - is there associated shortness of breath? Chest pain? Palpitations? Is it lasting all day or coming and going? How high does it go? The elevated heart rate may not have anything to do with the beta blocker not working - lots of things cause high heart rate like caffeine, anxiety, infection to name a few. ...Read more
Night: Once a day bb is best taken at night. ...Read more
I overdosed on levothyroxcin when my numbers get back up will I be able to stop using the beta blocker?
Hi I suffer from anxiety and was prescribed 3.125 mg of coreg (carvedilol) a beta blocker. Is this drug safe?
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
I'm from the uk, age 16, im currently taking 1/2 beta blocker 3 times a day to stop me from taking a panic attack etc w Could I overdose on this much and what times. Should. I take these at?
Beta blockers may be considered an off label "anxiolytic" (anti-anxiety drug), but the reality is that doctors appear to have no idea how it works.
That should be a fairly clear warning sign as to why beta blockers should not be your first choice when it comes to your anxiety treatment. Scientists have no idea why beta blockers appear to reduce anxiety. Pl consult your GP re optimal dosing. ...Read more
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
I was diagnosed with POTS last year, but haven't been taking medicine because I reacted poorly to a beta blocker. I think my heart may be enlarged now because of its rapid beating. Is that possible? It sometimes feels like breathing is an excercise. I'm 2
Controlling POTS: Drink lots of water (at least 2 liters/day), and eat frequent, small meals, avoid large meals. Some form of exercise is essential to controlling symptoms and eventually, improving the condition. Begin with low-intensity exercises for a short duration and progress slowly, with goal of aerobic exercise for 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week. Discuss other medication options with your physician. ...Read more
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
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
What cold/ sinus medicines can I take safely with both hypertension and bad tachycardia (hr usually runs 120-150) even with a beta blocker?
Cold/Sinus meds: Hello, I have had many patients ask me the same question but they usually only have hypertension. With your additional unstable cardiac dysrhythmia, I would recommend you to avoid using any otc medications without first discussing these possible medications with your cardiologist. Otc suggestions like even a saline nasal wash can induce a new dysrhythmia. ...Read more
Can you have dizziness and feel like you will pass out being on beta blocker? Plus I feel sick in the stomach should I stop taking the medicine?
Yes: Beta blockers can lower blood pressure and heart rate. Dizziness and faintness may be a sign of these. Nausea is often one of the symptoms of near fainting as well. Let your doctor know about these and might be good to have a blood pressure cuff at home to track your blood pressure and heart rate during these symptoms. ...Read more
I saw a different doctor and he said my heart was to high and he put me on a beta blocker medicine will I ever grow out of pots? I'm 32 years old
Betablockers are often prescribed to slw down the heart rate.
But prognosis of pots is variable. Many will see improvement in symptoms over many years. If pots was caused post viral infection may improve completely. Women who get pots during;after pregnancy, see milder improvement and may have symptoms all her life. ...Read more
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