Beta blocker side effects?

Poss side effects. Possible side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction/ shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. However, don't forget that most people do fine, or have a brief adjustment period then are fine. Talk w/ ur doc about whether potential benefits>potential risks.
Side effects. Side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness.
Side effects. Side effects of beta-blockers include: sexual dysfunction in males, HDL reduction, increased triglycerides, bronchoconstriction if non-selective beta-blocker leading to shortness of breath, bradycardia, hypotension, heart block, fatigue, and dizziness. Many also experience rapid fatigue with exercise until their body has adapted to the medicine.

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I always feel lightheaded and headache almost every day! Currently I'm on beta blocker and propafenone. Side effects from my meds?

Symptoms. Discuss the symptoms with your Doctor. Those symptoms can be associated with almost any medication and so it's hard to be sure whether they are likely to be related to your meds. Your Doc is in the best position to judge your situation.

What would you recommend as best beta blocker with least side effects to treat my SVT? Propranolol & metoprolol made me too dizzy.

Dose dependent. It's not so much the med as the dose - since the side effect of all BBs is to lower BP. If your BP becomes too low, you'll get dizzy. That said, the BB I like the best for SVT is nadolol. The usual dose is 20-80 mg once a day, but for you, I'd recommend starting at 10 mg once a day and if you tolerate it, think about increasing the dose.

The beta blocker had too many side effects and did not reduce BP well enough. Ace inhibitor is now substituted. Could this reduce the pressure better?

Probably yes. Many people will find that although both beta blockers and ace inhibitors are blood pressure lowering medications, ace inhibitors will work better for them regarding blood pressure reduction. Ace inhibitors have additional benefits in patients with diabetes, kidney disease, and heart structure problems. Beta blockers have benefits regarding heart rhythms, heart rate, and heart structure problems.
Depending on Pt. Each pt is different. People respond to different meds differently. Some pts ace inhibitor works very well. Some pts it does not. We have to try one med at a time and see if it works. If it doesnt will try next option.