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Ocular Beta Blocker (Overview)

Ocular beta blockers are a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

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Is coreg (carvedilol) an alpha beta blocker?

Yes: Carvedilol is an excellent medication that has Alpha & beta blocking properties. ...Read more

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Ocular Beta Blocker (Overview)

Ocular beta blockers are a kind of antiglaucoma drug (eye-affecting drug).


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Please , explaine wow can beta blocker blood pressure medicine lower ocular pressure in the eyes and by how much. Thanks.

Please , explaine wow can beta blocker blood pressure medicine lower ocular pressure in the eyes and by how much. Thanks.

All about receptors: You may be aware that there are beta receptors throughout our body. When a patient takes a beta blocker, receptors in the ciliary body may be affected and decrease the amount of aqueous humor produced. However, it is not know how much it reduces the pressure on a consistent basis and not indicated to treat ocular hypertension or glaucoma. ...Read more

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Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Are beta blockers & calcium channel blockers truly contradicted in Wolff-Parkinson-White patients?

Yes: In patients with wolff-parkinson-white especially those who have a history of atrial fibrillation or flutter, beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, which are av nodal blocking agents especially Diltiazem and verapamil, should be avoided. ...Read more

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Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Beta blocker with diuretic (timolide) effective?

Modestly: Most beta-blocker and diuretic combinations we're formulated for use in mild hypertension. ...Read more

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Is altace a beta blocker?

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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Why do beta blockers treat hypertension when beta adrenoreceptors vasodilate blood vessels?

Why do beta blockers treat hypertension when beta adrenoreceptors vasodilate blood vessels?

Effect on heart: They reduce heart rate and cardiac output which can reduce BP. Most BP lowering drugs do dilate blood vessels to lower BP and those are generally the best drugs to use for treatment of high BP. Beta blockers are usually add on drugs to reduce tachycardia, arrhythmias and stress on heart that might be helpful to further reduce BP or adverse events especially in patients with heart disease. ...Read more

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Is enalapril a beta blocker?

Is enalapril a beta blocker?

Enalapril : Is in the class of drugs called ace inhibitors(angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors). ...Read more

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Is vasotec (enalapril) a beta blocker?

vasotec (enalapril): Vasotec (enalapril) is an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor not a beta blocker. ...Read more

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Is stanozolol a beta receptor antagonist?

Is stanozolol a beta receptor antagonist?

Stanozolol: Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid derived from testosterone. It is banned from use in athletes but has a role in some medical conditions. Please look up stanozolol in Wikipedia on the internet. ...Read more

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How are calcium channel blockers and beta blockers different?

How are calcium channel blockers and beta blockers different?

Blockers: The cell membranes have receptor sites(like plug outlets)for various drugs. The calcium blockers block the calcium channel plugs and the beta blockers block the beta receptor plugs. Each drug type has different effects but both lower blood pressure and have other effects. ...Read more

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Could beta blockers treat anxiety?

Could beta blockers treat anxiety?

That is one approach: Beat blockers are sometimes used to stop physical anxiety symptoms (especially w social anxiety disorder). It can help to reduce fast heart rate, blushing, shaking ; sweating heavily. ...Read more

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Since bystoilc is selective beta blocker(works on the heart only), can it still lower ocular pressure in glaucoma or does non selective bb is better ?

Since bystoilc is selective beta blocker(works on the heart only), can it still  lower ocular pressure in glaucoma or does non selective bb is better ?

Yes: Systemic beta blockers(bb) can lower iop, but not as effectively as when a topical ophthalmic preparation is used. Selective vs non- selective bbs very in their potency at blocking beta receptors in the eye & heart. Non-selective bbs block both types of receptors(b1 & b2) and lower iop more than selective type( b1). The later type is thought to be a safer medication with less pulmonary side effect. ...Read more

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