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Doctor insights on: Weaning Off Beta Blockers

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What do beta-blockers (propranolol) do? Do you need to wean off of 10mg twice daily? Rxd due to thyroid overmed. Timeframe I could poss. Wean off?

What do beta-blockers (propranolol) do? Do you need to wean off of 10mg twice daily? Rxd due to thyroid overmed. Timeframe I could poss. Wean off?

Propranolol: Always discuss these questions with the doc caring for you. Sometimes you can just stop 10 mg twice a day. Your status will dictate if you should be off the drug and if so how to do that. ...Read more

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Can you switch form none selective bb (propranolol ER 80 mg capsule) to selective beta blocker such as bystolic (nebivolol) 5 mg or bisobrolol with no wean off?

Usually Yes.: Your dose of Propranolol er 80 mg daily is high so you will need bystolic (nebivolol) 10 mg at least to begin with and may even need higher. Switch cane be made without weaning although there will be some initial withdrawal such as palpiatations or rise in pulse rate and BP but should not last longer. ...Read more

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When one is coming off a beta blocker is it common to be short of breath and have heart rates over 100 when resting? This is week 2 of weaning proces

When one is coming off a beta blocker is it common to be short of breath and have heart rates over 100 when resting? This is week 2 of weaning proces

Depends: Relative tachycardia is expected during beta blocker weaning. However shortness of breath is atypical. Check regularity of your pulse. If irregular this can be arrhythmia and warrants attention. ...Read more

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Wat do beta blockers do?

Wat do beta blockers do?

Beta-blockers: Beta blockers is a class of drugs that affect beta-adrinergic receptors. There are at least two of those that beta-blockers block, known as beta-1 and beta-2. They are found in different body tissues and blocking beta-1 and beta-2 receptors exercises certain effect on the tissues where those are located. Beta-blockers are frequently used in people with high blood pressure, arrhythmia, heart issues. ...Read more

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What do beta blockers do?

What do beta blockers do?

Beta blockers: Beta blockers block beta receptors. Beta receptors are molecular structures on certain cells which when beta agonists attach to them cause effects like increased heart rate and blood pressure. The beta blockers attach and the beta agonists can't hook up and cause the increase in heart rate and blood pressure ...Read more

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Can I excercise taking beta blockers?

Can I excercise taking beta blockers?

Yes: You may not reach your previous target heart rates due to blunting of the rate by the medicine, but you will still get the physical benefits of exercise. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed beta blockers, what are these?

I have been prescribed beta blockers, what are these?

Receptor Blockers: Beta is short for beta adrenergic receptor and beta blockers inhibit these receptors that are stimulated primarily by epinephrine and norepinephrine, our "fight or flight" hormones. The importance in heart disease is that many disorders like a failing heart or heart attack are worsened by increased heart rate and demand on the heart. Beta blockers reduce this effect and help improve outcomes. ...Read more

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Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

Are beta-blockers effective for syncope?

No good data: A randomized trial showed that there is no statistically significant benefit to beta blockers in the treatment of syncope.

That said, many cardiologists still use beta blocker to treat patients. ...Read more

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What are the effects of taking beta blockers, and then doing something like bungy jumping?

What are the effects of taking beta blockers, and then doing something like bungy jumping?

Nothing: Likely nothing except that your heart rate response from terror/adrenaline may be slightly blunted depending on the dose. ...Read more

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Does beta blockers prevent vf in myocarditis?

Does beta blockers prevent vf in myocarditis?

Ventricular fibrilla: Antiarrhythmic medications and antiheart failure medications can decrease the probability of ventricular fibrillation but no medication is 'preventative'. ...Read more

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Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

Can hawthorn berry be taken with beta blockers?

Hawthorn: My review of the literature suggests that there are no proven benefits to hawthorn but there is a downside risk of arrhythmias. Given evidence for harm but none for benefit, taking hawthorn appears to be unjustified and adding it to a therapeutic agent even more so. ...Read more

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Should I try beta blockers for anxiety/migraines?

Should I try beta blockers for anxiety/migraines?

Situationally: Beta blockers prevent the activation of the sympathetic nervous system, thus preventing anxiety symptoms like racing heart and clammy hands. This, in turn, prevents anxiety feedback to the brain. However, beta blockers are best used situationally, rather than in an ongoing way. For more systemic pharmaceutical treatment, you can use ssris or benzodiazapines. Best of all is good talk therapy. ...Read more

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Can you take viagra (sildenafil) and beta blockers?

Can you take viagra (sildenafil) and beta blockers?

Yes: It is nitrates that taken in combination with viagra (sildenafil) can cause a serious drop in blood pressure which can be life threatening ...Read more

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What is the best beta blockers for occasional pvcs?

What is the best beta blockers for occasional pvcs?

Many choices: Firstly, most people who have occasional premature ventricular contractions do not need medications to treat this condition. It is typically a nuisance, but not dangerous.
If your doctor feels treatment with a beta blocker is warranted, the best one is the one that works that does not create side effects. Most frequently metopolol or atenolol or Propranolol are tried as first-line choices. ...Read more

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Beta blockers for anxiety/migraines, does this work?

Beta blockers for anxiety/migraines, does this work?

No/Yes: Beta blockers do not help symptoms of anxiety. Sometimes they will blunt the effect stress may have on your heart by blocking the same receptors that 'adrenaline-like' hormones work on. There has been many years of use to prevent migraines, particularly with propanolol which is an older generation of beta blockers. They have been known to reduce migraines. ...Read more

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How can alpha and beta blockers effect a mans erection?

How can alpha and beta blockers effect a mans erection?

Alpha good beta bad: Alpha blockers may relax blood vessel smooth muscle to allow better blood flow to the penis. A few clinical trials support this hypothesis. Beta blockers don't allow as much blood flow in and therefore can impede erections. In general though, high blood pressure is the big enemy of erections and the meds are necessary to keep any blood going to the penis. ...Read more

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Are beta blockers used to treat both stable and unstable angina?

Are beta blockers used to treat both stable and unstable angina?

Yes: Yes, beta-blockers are used to treat both stable and unstable angina as a role in reducing cardiac workload. ...Read more

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Would co q 10 enzyme alleviate the side effects of beta blockers?

Would co q 10 enzyme alleviate the side effects of beta blockers?

Probably not: What specific side effects are you talking about? The answer is that it is unlikely to help fatigue. ...Read more

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Can taking beta blockers for a year be cause an irregular heartbeat?

Can taking beta blockers for a year be cause an irregular heartbeat?

Not usually: Beta blockers blunt the effect of Adrenalin on your heart. They help w palpitations, fast hr's, and treat hypertension. They would be unlikely to cause an irregular heartbeat. More likely, whatever it is that required the beta blockers in the first place is causing it. ...Read more

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Can diltiazem cause the same anxiety that beta blockers potentially can?

NO: Beta blockers can reduce the flight or fight response, and if anything reduce anxiety not provoke it. Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and doesn't affect the response to flight or fight or adrenaline, and doesn't affect anxiety positively or negatively. ...Read more

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If I had myocarditis would beta blockers reduce my risk of sudden death?

If I had myocarditis would beta blockers reduce my risk of sudden death?

Myocarditis: You seem obsessed with myocarditis. Perhaps you should be talking with your doctor about this. Remember myocarditis is rare. If you don't have it, you shouldn't be worrying about it. ...Read more

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My tinnitus went away after I started a beta blocker. How do beta blockers work?

My tinnitus went away after I started a beta blocker. How do beta blockers work?

Tinnitus: Several possibilities but perhaps the most likely is that the pulse pressure was narrowed and that decreased the acoustic phenomenon in the ear ...Read more

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Overdosed on beta blockers last night and my pulse is extremely low. What should I do?

Overdosed on beta blockers last night and my pulse is extremely low. What should I do?

Get help: Either call 911 or seek immediate medical attention and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have beta-blockers worked for anyone with social anxiety on this site?

Anxiety and BBlocker: Beta Blockers tend to work well with anxiety symptoms related to public speaking. They would not be my first choice if you have a broader social anxiety. ...Read more

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Can I take a lemsip while on beta blockers. I last had a beta blocker yest morning 20mg. Have been prescribed them for anxiety?

Can I take a lemsip while on beta blockers. I last had a beta blocker yest morning 20mg. Have been prescribed them for anxiety?

Decongestant: So long as you are taking it as per directions, and only temporarily it should be safe, there shouldn't be any interaction with Beta blkers ...Read more

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Can occasionally taking beta blockers interfere with my regular exercise routine? 20min cardio and 15min of strength/4 times a week?

Can occasionally taking beta blockers interfere with my regular exercise routine? 20min cardio and 15min of strength/4 times a week?

OK: You can use short acting beta blockers on an "as-needed" basis and they will start to work within an hour and wear off in several hours (depending on the drug and dose you take). Once worn off, it will have no effect on your exercise. (you can exercise with the med too and safely, but it might "slow you down" just a little.) ...Read more

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What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance? What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?

What are high/low epinephrine effects on athlete's performance? What is the best medication to control adrenaline (but not beta blockers)?

Enhance: The body usually secretes adrenaline and norepinephrine with exercise or stress. However whether this hinders or helps performance would depend on the type of exercise. While the effect may accelerate certain skills, it may also lead to reduced coordination. Are you asking whether beta blocker would help reduce your anxiety ; improve performance? That's a $64 question. ...Read more

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I have fast rate rate and beta blockers not good option for me...I took verapamil 80mg 3times without any results...what can helpme better?

EP: Electrophysiology consultation is indicated. Life style review is also useful (alcohol use?). Verapamil dosage may need increase. Possibly a different beta blocker may be useful. Possibly obstructive sleep apnea with a sleep study?
And there many other meds and many other options. ...Read more