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Trandate Beta Blocker
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
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
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.
Known side effect: According to the FDA, wt gain is a side effect of most beta-blockers as listed in the package insert (PI- the little white paper that comes with all drugs). In those who gained wt (not everyone!), the average is about 4 lbs. Newer beta-blockers like Coreg (Carvedilol) have less weight gain, on average. TTYD, however, about your concerns because protective effect of BB may outweigh effect of wt gai ...Read more
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
Minor: Trandate (labetalol) or labetolol is a combination Alpha and beta blocker. Its sided effects are for the most part minor and includes dizziness; indigestion; lightheadedness; nausea; pain, swelling, or redness at the injection site; stuffy nose; temporary tingling of the scalp; unusual tiredness. Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in chest; swelling mouth, lip). ...Read more
Careful: Not if your taking it under the supervision of a physician. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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