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Is it safe to take beta blockers for pvcs if alsi have asthma?
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Maybe not
B-blockers result in bronchconstriction, meaning the airways tend to close whereas b-agonists tend to bronchodilate, or open the airways.
So, b-blockers may result in airway closure leading to acute asthma symptoms. (note: even b-blocker eye drops can have this effect!) some b-blockers do this to a lesser extent than others so check with your doctor first.

In brief: Maybe not
B-blockers result in bronchconstriction, meaning the airways tend to close whereas b-agonists tend to bronchodilate, or open the airways.
So, b-blockers may result in airway closure leading to acute asthma symptoms. (note: even b-blocker eye drops can have this effect!) some b-blockers do this to a lesser extent than others so check with your doctor first.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
In brief: Depends
The severity of your asthma & the severity of your arrhythmia dictate which course to take.
There are some beta blockers that don't impact the breathing tubes much. Discuss this with your doctor before you use the beta blocker.

In brief: Depends
The severity of your asthma & the severity of your arrhythmia dictate which course to take.
There are some beta blockers that don't impact the breathing tubes much. Discuss this with your doctor before you use the beta blocker.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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