Beta blockers are a type of drug used to treat high blood pressure.
Beta blocker overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medication.
This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.
The specific ingredient in such drugs varies among manufacturers. The main ingredient is a beta-adrenergic blocking substance. It blocks the effects of a hormone called epinephrine on the body. Epinephrine is also called adrenaline.
Prescription beta blockers are sold under various names, including:
Is the side effect of normal painkillers worse than side effects of beta blockers? zahra.
There is no simple answer to this question. You're asking to compare multiple classes of medications, each with many medications within the class. Different beta blockers have different potential side effects. There are some potential side effects that these meds will have in common, but not all.
It's also unclear what painkillers you're asking about. What are "normal painkillers."
It needs to be emphasized and remembered also that side effects are POTENTIAL side effects. The majority of patients do not experience them.
We can hazard a guess that you may be asking this because your doctor has suggested a beta blocker for Migraine prevention. There are a few things to keep in mind when considering whether to start a preventive or just treat each Migraine as it occurs:
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Full Question: For the past 8-10 years, I have been getting Migraine headaches after sexual intercourse. I have taken Indomethacin 75mg before, but it does not help. Otherwise, my Migraines are better now (68 yrs. old) in comparison to when I was 30 to 50 years old. After my prostate surgery is when I began getting sexual headaches. I am taking 80 mgs. of a Beta Blocker each day. Any recommendations that would alleviate this problem? Thanks, P.M. Answer: Dear P.M.; If there is no contraindication to using a Migraine-specific medication like a triptan (Imitrex, Maxalt, Zomig, etc.), I might consider this category of medication to be used prior to sexual congress. This approach has worked for a number of people in my practice. I don't think the beta blocker is responsible for the sexual headaches, although one can never know….... Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of he...
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