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Is labetalol the chosen beta blocker in the managment of an aortic dissection?

Is labetalol the chosen beta blocker in the managment of an aortic dissection?

Great option: Yes it is one of the best options to treat deissection initially because it has dual effect , beta blocker to slow down the heart and Alpha blocker to dilate periphral arteries and decrease resistance and blood pressure . Some doctor prefer Esmolol because it is shorter half life. ...Read more

Dr. Stanton Smullens
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Labetalol (Definition)

This is a blood pressure medication in the class called beta blockers which has effect not only on the beta receptors which can result i lower blood pressure and heart rate but also cross over to the Alpha receptors which can lead to even ...Read more


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Can Labetalol or an Alpha+Beta-blocker therapy reduce blurry vision&poor cognitive function due to longstanding vasoconstriction from a stim-overdose?

Can Labetalol or an Alpha+Beta-blocker therapy reduce blurry vision&poor cognitive function due to longstanding vasoconstriction from a stim-overdose?

Are you asking about: neuropsychological effects of chronic misuse/ overprescription of amphetamine or methylphenidate or chronic use of methamphetamine or cocaine ? Was did brain MRI show? Have you seen an ophthalmologist? Chronic misuse of amphetamine causes low levels of dopamine in the prefrontal cortex , associated with cognitive deficits diagnosed by neuropsychological tests. Beta blockers won't reverse this. ...Read more

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What is advantage of atenolol over labetalol? I can't take b-blockers w/o alpha blockade cause they give me circulation issues.Labeta is alpha/beta.

What is advantage of atenolol over labetalol?
I can't take b-blockers w/o alpha blockade cause they give me circulation issues.Labeta is alpha/beta.

Good: thinking. Atenolol can be taken only once. but it cant be compared to Labetalol which more effective for BP control and is good for circulation. do u have DM? why u have circulation problems at young ageor do u have hyperlipidemia or vasculitis. ...Read more

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Do any beta blockers act on Central Nervous System? Labetalol, Propranalol? What about Alpha-1 blockers?

Do any beta blockers act on Central Nervous System?  Labetalol, Propranalol? What about Alpha-1 blockers?

Yes, most of them: Beta blockers are either water soluble or lipid soluble. The latter cross the blood-brain barrier and act on the CNS (central nervous system). Atenelol and Naldolol are 2 water soluble ones that do not readily cross into the brain. Alpha blockers generally do act on the CNS, and the 2 most common side effects are hypotension and dizziness. ...Read more

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Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Has anyone taken the beta blocker labetalol in pregnancy?

Most hypertensives.: Most pregnant women with chronic hypertension are on Labetalol (a combined Alpha and beta blocker) that is fairly effective and safe for that purpose. Chronic use of beta blockers can decrease fetal growth, though, so only take this medication under the care of a maternal-fetal medicine specialist. Alternative regimens: alpha-methyldopa (very safe, modestly effective), Nifedipine (safe, effective). ...Read more

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What is a beta blocker?

What is a beta blocker?

Beta blocker: It is a category of medication that is primarily used for cardiovascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and rhythm problems of the heart. Some other conditions are also treated with beta blockers, but the most common is for hypertension. There are several unique drugs in this category, and some of them have been available for many years. Common ones include Propranolol and metoprolol. ...Read more

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Hr is 104do I need a beta blocker?

Hr is 104do I need a beta blocker?

Why is it fast: Important to figure out why your heart rate is fast and what kind of rhythm it is. Beta blockers are indicated for specific rhythm disturbances. ...Read more

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Is altace a beta blocker?

No: No, Altace is not a beta-blocker. Altace is the brand name for ramipril, which is an angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitor. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would beta blocker affect excercise?

Hi docs, would beta blocker affect excercise?

Fatigue: The most common side effect of beta blockers is fatigue. Energy level may decrease and exercising may feel a bit more difficult. Besides this, you should be able to continue with an exercise program. Problems with beta blocker overdose may include low blood pressure or low heart rate, but these do not occur commonly in all users. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Normodyne (Definition)

Normodyne is a beta blocker which is a kind of rhythm ...Read more