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Dr. Shadi Abu Halimah Dr. Abu Halimah
Surgery - Vascular
17 years in practice
Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology
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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
97 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Johanna Fricke Dr. Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
46 years in practice
University of Alabama School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Amrit Singh Dr. Singh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Government Medical College, Patiala
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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

Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay Dr. Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
17 years in practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry
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Can beta blockers (labetalol) make it hard to lose weight, or cause weight gain?

Can beta blockers (labetalol) make it hard to lose weight, or cause weight gain?

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

Dr. Eileen Fingerman Dr. Fingerman
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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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

Dr. Cynthia Thaik Dr. Thaik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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What are trandate (labetalol) side effects?

What are trandate (labetalol) side effects?

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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias Dr. Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
22 years in practice
National University of Athens Faculty of Medicine
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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

Dr. David Brouwer Dr. Brouwer
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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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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Dr. Shabbir Hossain Dr. Hossain
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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

Mazin Albert Dr. Albert
General Practice
6 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Andrew Zadeh Dr. Zadeh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
12 years in practice
University of Louisville School of Medicine
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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. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. John Szawaluk Dr. Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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Is enalapril a beta blocker?

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

Dr. Michael Dugan Dr. Dugan
Internal Medicine - Hematology
years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Is amlodipine a beta blocker?

Is amlodipine a beta blocker?

No it is in: The calcium channel blocker class. Most beta blockers have a generic name that ends in -ol. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Zanger Dr. Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
29 years in practice
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
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Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Can you die from beta blocker overdose?

Can you die from beta blocker overdose?

Your heart: Too much beta blocker medicine can slow down your heart so much that it can stop. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Trandate (Definition)

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