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Ocular Beta Blocker Medication
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male 83... BP flux 65/35 to 100/65 in a matter of minutes ... pulse consistent between 60 and 65...blood oxygen level 95...medication for beta blocker?
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
Just about any: We often combine beta blockers w/mild diuretics, ace inhibitors, arb, ccb, etc. Many patients need 3 or more BP lowering medications to achieve their goal bp. It's just a matter of choosing a drug from each class, looking for secondary gain if possible, while avoiding side effects. Diuretics are good if you have swollen feet. Ace inhibitors & arbs protect heart in CHF & kidneys in diabetcs. ...Read more
Which type of high blood pressure medication would be best to combine with a low dosage of beta blocker?
Any: The low dosage of beta blocker would not especially influence my choice of a second agent except for the fact that medications like verapamil or Diltiazem also slow the pulse as does the beta blocker. So one would want to make sure that the beta blocker has not significantly lowered the pulse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the safest way to go off of Bisoprolol (beta blocker) 10mg tablets if your blood pressure medication is been changed?
Should you drink alcohol, if going to have one or two cups, after or before taking beta blocker medication metropolol 25 mg. ?
Not a good idea: Its never a good idea to mix medication with alcohol. Although there is not a direct reaction between alcohol and a beta blocker the efffect of alcohol on blood pressure and pulse rate may make immediate use of either after the other a bad idea.To be safe I would take the beta blocker either in the morning or just before bed so that alcohol can be taken at the "usual" cocktail hour time! Dr Z ...Read more
I have Wolff Parkinson white syndrome with narrow tachycardia and I'm on beta blocker! Is this a good medication?
Yes: Beta blockers can help to avoid episodes of tachycardia, but ultimately you may benefit from an interventional approach to eliminate the problem. ...Read more
Can you please explain how hbp medication such as CCB causes GERD and acid reflux. Would beta blocker such as bystolic (nebivolol) causes less GERD than ccb?
LES relaxation: Calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine can cause muscles to relax. One of these might be lower esophageal sphincter which tightens to keep stomach acid in stomach. If it relaxes inappropriately, you might notice gerd or acid reflux. Beta blockers tend to slow heart rate by negating effect of adrenaline on your heart. But beta blockers can also relax your les. Only way to find out is to try... ...Read more
I have athsma but could I take a beta blocker for driving test anxiety and panic attacks. No antidepressent medication has helped with this.
Might not help too: And may flare up your asthma which may increase your anxiety. You are on Symbicrt, which contains a long acting beta agonist, which isn't a good combination with beta blockers, also your thyroid problem may be contributing to your anxiety. Confer with your psychiatrist/doctor and have a list of your medications for possible interactions/contraindications, other techniques may be helpful, goodluck ...Read more
Clonidine as an anti-hypertensive---is it an ACE inhibitor, arb, beta blocker? What class of medication is it in for hbp?
I have been diagnosed with early Graves' & hashimoto with antibodies. I am on beta blocker but still don't feel right.should l be on a medication?
Talk to doctor: The dose of beta blocker may need to be adjusted. Nonetheless beta blocker would not likely solve all your symptoms until the thyroid comes under control. It is highly unusual to have Grave's and Hashimotos however. Which condition you have depends also on the clinical picture. ...Read more
Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it?
Atrial tachcardia: Can atrial tachycardia with aberrant conduction in a normal heart lead to sudden death? Is a beta blocker the right medication to prevent/treat it? ANS: yes can kill. The best treatment is to find out the cause: heart disease, low K, digitalis, inherited etc. Then treat that. ...Read more
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