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What is the difference between beta blockers and ARBs?

What is the difference between beta blockers and ARBs?

Difference: Beta blockers block beta receptors, ARBs or angiotensin receptor blockers block angiotensin receptors. Those are different receptors with different biochemical effects of their blockade. ...Read more

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What is the difference between selective and non-selective beta blockers for glaucoma treatment?

What is the difference between selective and non-selective beta blockers for glaucoma treatment?

One is more safe: Beta blockers can either block beta1 or beta2 receptors. Beta 1 receptors are in the heart and blocking them can cause the heart to slow down causing tiredness, irregular heart beat and shortness of breath....One of the drawbacks of timolol. Selective beta blockers such as betoptic (betaxolol) are supposed to have less of an effect of this type but are best avoided if a patient is sensitive to beta blockers. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between selective and non selective beta blockers for glaucoma?

Whats the difference between selective and non selective beta blockers for glaucoma?

Systemic effects: Beta blocker drugs are effective agents to lower the internal eye pressure in treating glaucoma. There is some systemic absorption and in sensitive individuals non-selective blockers can lower the maximum heart rate, cause lung spasms and elevate the blood sugar. Selective blockers have less tendency to do these but if you are taking these agents, report changes to your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the difference between selective and non selective beta blockers for glaucoma treatment?

Need advice on what is the the difference between selective and non selective beta blockers for glaucoma treatment?

Non-selective: Agents work better to lower pressure. If there is uncontrolled asthma or copd, they should not be used. Selective agents were developed to reduce side effects, but they are rarely used today. This is old school glaucoma treatment. ...Read more

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In child speak, what is the difference between alpha and beta blockers?

In child speak, what is the difference between alpha and beta blockers?

.: Alpha blocker - dilate smooth muscle - in artery so decrease blood pressure. Also decrease action of norepinephrine (which normally increases blood pressure). Beta blocker - work on heart and decrease heart rate, and decrease action of Epinephrine (which normally increases blood pressure). Simplest answer i can write. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a calcium channel blocker and a beta blocker?

What is the difference between a calcium channel blocker and a beta blocker?

Name says it all: Calcium channel blockers block the channel that allows vascular tone to increase and lowers blood pressure. The beta blockers work on beta recetors on the vessels to lower pressure . The heart has both beta receptors and calcium channels. Therefore betablockers and some calcium channel blockers can slow the heart rate as well. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ACE inhibitor and angiotensin receptor antagonist?

What is the difference between ACE inhibitor and angiotensin receptor antagonist?

Names say it all: Angiotensin converting enzyme(ace) inhibitor vs angiotensin receptor blocker(arb). The names really say it all. Angiotensin which raises blood pressure needs to be activated to work. Aces prevent that activition. Arbs directly block the activity of angiotensin. Both have similar effects but there is more evidence for heart protection with aces than arbs but slightly more side effects with aces. ...Read more

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What is the difference between metoprolol and propranolol?

What is the difference between metoprolol and propranolol?

Metoprolol: They are both beta blockers , metoprolol has a slightly longer half time and is more beta specific . In general they are fairly similar in practice. One or the other may be a bit more effective for an individual problem. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a proton-pump inhibitor and a h2-antagonist?

What are the differences between a proton-pump inhibitor and a h2-antagonist?

Proton pump: Ever heard of wikipedia>\? Great resource. The work ind different ways and not enough room here to give you all the details. ...Read more

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What is the difference between SSRIs, MAOIs and TCAs?

What is the difference between SSRIs, MAOIs and TCAs?

Antidepressants: SSRIs increase serotonin by inhibiting the re uptake of serotonin into the neurons. MAOIs increase serotonin by preventing the serotonin from being metabolized/destroyed. TCAs also inhibit the re uptake of serotonin but most also inhibit the re uptake of norepinephrine as well. They each have different side effects which can affect your ability to tolerate taking them. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the medications enalapril and lisinopril and which one is better?

What is the difference between the medications enalapril and lisinopril and which one is better?

Differences: Both are in a class of medications called ace inhibitors primarily used for the treatment of high blood pressure. Neither is specifically "better" although Lisinopril tends to be slightly better in overall BP reduction. Side effects are similar with persistent cough in about 10% of patients. Both are generic medications. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a beta blocker and a calcium channel blocker for arrhythmia?

What is the difference between  a beta blocker and a calcium channel blocker for arrhythmia?

How they work.: Calcium channel blockers (ccb) affect calcium channels in the heart muscle cells. Beta blockers (bb) affect beta receptors in the conduction pathways of the heart. Each act to decrease heart rate and can also decrease blood pressure. Sometimes with ccb, the heart experiences an increase in heart rate when blood pressure decreases. There are different brands and kinds of both medications. ...Read more

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What is the diffrence in doses between metoprelolol vs atanalol?

What is the diffrence in doses between metoprelolol vs atanalol?

Apples and oranges: Though both drugs are in the same class (beta blockers), their doses vary. Atenolol is available in 25, 50, and 100mg tablets. Metoprolol is available in 25, 50, 100mg "regular release" and 25, 50, 100 and 200mg "extended release". There are also differences in their specific sites of action. Apples and oranges. ...Read more

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What is the difference between alpha and beta thalassemia? are both the symptoms the same?

What is the difference between alpha and beta thalassemia?  are both the symptoms the same?

Similar but differen: Alpha and beta thalassemia are distinct and different disorders since they diminish the production of distinct and different globin polypeptide chains and particularly in the homozygous state that has distinct and different consequences. Alpha and Beta Thal minor are similar Alpha Thal major is not compatable with life and results in miscarriage. Beta Thal major requires prolonged treatments etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between bisoprolol and metoprolol?

Oprolols: Bisoprolol and metoprolol are both beta blockers. They have subtle differences but basically do the same things. ...Read more

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What is the difference between attenalol and coversyl tablets for controlling blood pressure?

What is the difference between attenalol and coversyl tablets for controlling blood pressure?

BB vs ACE inhibitor: Atenolol is a generic beta blocker while coversyl is a brand name for generic perindopril which is an ace inhiibitor. They both lower blood pressure but by different methods. Beta blockers slow down heart rate while ace inhibitors work on via hormones, renin, angiotensin & aldosterone. ...Read more

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What is the difference between plain propranolol and propranolol hydrochloride?

What is the difference between plain propranolol and propranolol hydrochloride?

None: Propranolol is Propranolol hydrochloride. All drugs are chemically salts (designated by the hydrochloride in the case of propranolol) but the second word is usually left out and the name is shortened to just "propranolol". This should not be confused with Propranolol hydrochlorothiazide which is a combination of 2 drugs: Propranolol + a diuretic. ...Read more

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What is difference between GABA receptor and ssri receptor, so both of them is the same from point of treatment.

What is difference between GABA receptor and ssri receptor, so both of them is the same from point of treatment.

GABA and serotonin.: I hope you are ready for a very long read. I found an excellent lecture online addressing this. Go to the link noted below.Role of serotonin and gaba in anti-anxiety effects of ... www.flyfishingdevon.co.uk/salmon/year2/psy221anxiety/psy... This lecture discusses the role of serotonin and gaba best wishes and have fun reading. ...Read more

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What is the difference between inderal la 80 tablets and propranolol?

What is the difference between inderal la 80 tablets and propranolol?

Propranolol: Inderal la 80 is a long acting form of the short duration drug propranolol. The drugs are the same, the delivery vehicle in the la form allows the drug level to remain for a longer time than the short acting form. ...Read more