16 Sep 2009
Beta blockers, also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are medications that reduce blood pressure. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also known as adrenaline. When taking beta blockers the heart beats more slowly and with less force, thereby reducing blood pressure. Beta blockers also help blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.
Uses for beta blockers include but are not limited to: high blood pressure, irregular heart rhythm, heart failure, chest pain, heart attacks, glaucoma, migraines, generalized anxiety disorder, hyperthyroidism, and certain types of tremors.
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Bisoprolol is a beta-blocker which is a medicine that is often used to treat high blood pressure and heart problems. Yes, you can take a Bisoprolol ...
2 answers • 13 Dec 2010
After reading about the Toprol XL side effects I don't think it is a good med. for my mother who has demension
3 answers • 8 Jun 2011
... this a good combination and could I just drop the beta blocker as I am afraid of it. Many thanks bocs
1 answer • 25 Feb 2012
I am on 100 mg of Metoprolol and I am a woman in her twenties. Thank you!
2 answers • 14 Jun 2013
and what is a beta blocker anyway?
3 answers • 27 Mar 2014