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: I am a long-term migraine sufferer with a genetic history from my father. I have been tried on Topamax which made me feel awful. Recently I was tried on Inderal which was like a miracle, I had immediate and nearly complete relief (I went from about 20 migraines a month to 2). HOWEVER, after taking 120 mg for a month my GERD got much, much worse, to the point where the Prilosec I take did not work at all. I cut down to 60 mg daily, but still had stomach trouble. I am wondering if you have any information, or ideas for getting information, on whether there is another beta blocker which does not have this side effect. I am devastated that I had such wonderful relief and am now back to many, many migraines. The research I was able to find suggested that Calcium channel blockers are actually worse for GERD. Thanks for telling me all you know! Kate. Answer: Dear Kate; Unfortunately, trial and error must usually be employed to answer such questions...
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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