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Is general anesthetic safe whilst on beta blockers as pulse only 50bpm on 80mg(propranolol) help ...

Is general anesthetic safe whilst on beta blockers as pulse only 50bpm on 80mg(propranolol) help ...

Propranolol: The bblockers reduce the heart rate and the blood pressure. Some anesthesia drugs reduce the blood pressure some the heart rate or both. Fortunately, the anesthesiologists are trained to react and treat both hypotension and bradycardia. No problem. As an advise: do not interrupt the administration of the Propranolol before or after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Marilyn Cox
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Propranolol (Definition)

Treats high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), irregular heartbeat, migraine headaches, tremors, and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. This medicine ...Read more


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Why is it that beta blockers can possibly cause anxiety? Inderal (propranolol) was used years ago in the theatre to treat anxiety.

Why is it that beta blockers can possibly cause anxiety? Inderal (propranolol) was used years ago in the theatre to treat anxiety.

Anxiety and Anxiety: First, you are correct. Propranolol, a beta blocker, at an extremely low dose is the most commonly prescribed medication for 'performance' anxiety. It blunts the heart from the emotional response when one is nervous and has to keep a clear head when performing. Regular doses of beta blockers can at times increase depression and anxiety as a side effect. The difference is the dose taken regular. ...Read more

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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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What water soluble beta blockers are as strong and effective as inderal (propranolol)?

What water soluble beta blockers are as strong and effective as inderal (propranolol)?

Beta Blocket: Regarding potency and effectiveness of beta blocking agents, after propranolol, my choice would be atenolol. Atenolol is equally effective across all indications as propranolol. Two added advantages of atenolol are its long half life which allows for most patients to be treated with once daily dosing. Its .Water solubility, does not allow CNS entry, thus markedly reducing CNS adverse effects. ...Read more

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Is general anaesthesia safe on beta blockers as on propranolol 80mg as heart rate only 50bmp help bit worried..

Is general anaesthesia safe on beta blockers as on propranolol 80mg as heart rate only 50bmp help bit worried..

Caution: Anesthesia is the safest of medical practices today. Propranolol, a 'beta blocker' slows the heart rate. It is important for you to be evaluated by your primary care doctor and the anesthesia doctor prior to surgery. A heart rate of 50 is very low and will require a thorough evaluation. Once you are 'cleared' for surgery an anesthesia doctor can best manage your medical problems during surgery. ...Read more

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Can beta blockers such as propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) help prevent ventricular fibrillation in susceptible individuals?

Can beta blockers such as propranolol or toprol (metoprolol) help prevent ventricular fibrillation in susceptible individuals?

Beta Blockers: Yes. Beta blockers are antiarrythmic medications as well as an anti-hypertensive medication. It counteracts the effects of catacholamines like Epinephrine which can cause tachycardia, hypertension and in susceptible individuals ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use beta blockers (propranolol) with amphetamines and methylphenidate to counteract uncomfortable stimulant effects?

Is it okay to use beta blockers (propranolol) with amphetamines and methylphenidate to counteract uncomfortable stimulant effects?

It can be tricky: Beta blockers block only one arm of the adrenaline response that methylphenidate and/or amphetamines stir up - the Alpha adrenergic effects are not blocked, and may be relatively increased in people on beta blockers, especially hypertension. If you are getting uncomfortable stimulant effects, it would generally be better to either reduce the dose of the med or switch to constant-release form. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my doctor just gave me beta blockers - inderal (propranolol) la low heart rate already?

What do you suggest if my doctor just gave me beta blockers - inderal (propranolol) la low heart rate already?

Indication?: Why did he/she give it to you and how low is your HR? What time of day is the low HR. What's your BP? Can't answer without more info. ...Read more

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How long can i eat after taking peptac for my acid reflux? I'm also taking a beta blocker propranolol how many hours do i leave between two meds.

How long can i eat after taking peptac for my acid reflux? I'm also taking a beta blocker propranolol how many hours do i leave between two meds.

The: two medicines do not "interact" thus you could take them together. It is usually recommended you take the Pepcid one hour before you eat. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more