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.
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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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