Propranolol long term use

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Avatar m tn But while those extra puffs of the inhaler might not prevent an asthma attack, they can increase the risk of side effects–including thrush, a yeast infection in the mouth. And long-term use of inhaled steroids has been linked to thinning bones and osteoporosis in both men and women, weight gain, mood swings, stunted growth and acne–just to name a few.
Avatar n tn Can you tell me more about the safety of Propranolol and it's long term use? I know it causes fatigue etc... but how about the more serious side effects like bradycardia and bronchial spasm etc...? Are these very rare occurances? I am a 41 year old female and all of my tests have been normal... stress, echo, ekg etc... Thanks so much for your reply.
Avatar n tn I am unsure of the exact reason why, (it has something to do with blocking the beta receptos, why allowing unopposed alpha receptor activity from the cocaine) To be quite honest cocaine is extermely dangerous as you never know what it was cut with, it can have serious long term health effects (look at the rock stars of the 60s and 70s) and can kill you every time you use it. You need to find support from family and friends and get yourself into rehab.
Avatar f tn His symptomes were severe but he is slowly getting better. What are the long term effects of this disease on a young child?
Avatar m tn ve stopped taking it to verify that it was the cause. It was indeed the cause. It sucks because I really depended on it for long term anxiety control!
2102364 tn?1334184877 After doing tons of research, I did end up opting to do the radioactive iodine treatment 4 weeks ago because I didn't want to be on long-term medication that had potential to be destructive on my internal organs. Taking long-term synthetic hormone seemed a lot less traumatic on the body. Methimazole was out of the question. They have been administering the radiation treatment for over half a century, and there is no hard evidence indicating long-term negative effects.
Avatar m tn If that doesn't work, a doctor could prescribe antidepressants (like Celexa) to deal with long term or a sedative (i believe it is) like Ativan that could calm you down if you feel like the panic is becoming out of control. (Be wary of these though, many people become addicted to these and use them as a crutch instead of actually dealing with the problem). For me, I was given them on trip #2 to the ER and they were the only thing that got me to sleep that night.
Avatar m tn exams, being told by the Psych Doc that she believes there is brain damage manifesting from a really bad car accident in the late 80's. After reading up on long-term effects of using Klonapin, am wondering if it is the Klonapin that is manifesting symptoms of brain damage? Now I want to stop taking it. However, I know that after 10 years, it will be extremely tough. My plan is to start reducing the amount by .25 mgs for a month, the another .25 the next month, etc.
Avatar f tn When essential tremor (ET) significantly interferes with daily activities, long-term drug treatment is needed. Drugs most commonly used to treat essential tremor include beta-blockers (propranolol) and an epilepsy drug called Mysoline (primidone). Topamax (topiramate), another drug used to treat epilepsy and migraine help some people.
Avatar n tn The decrease in HDL-cholesterol levels and increase in triglyceride levels reported in 1978 to be associated with use of propranolol, and with the concomitant use of hydrochlorothiazide and propranolol, was not found.
Avatar f tn I just was the headaches gone. My neurologist has had me on 40 mg propranolol twice a day for 7 weeks now. It's cause rapid weight gain! I can't handle it! Although it's helps my migraines a lot!!! This past week I gained 12 pounds! And I eat less than 1,500 calories a day and almost no carbs and zero sugar. Just water. I can't exersice anymore like I used to since the neck pain and migrianes but I used to b in very good shape and do cross fit training.
Avatar n tn Now, after six years on the beta blocker (100mg x 2 Acebutolol) I find myself extremely depressed and unable to pull out of it. I'm wondering if long term use of this beta blocker may be causing my depression.
Avatar n tn There is some confusion with akathisia in that some people confuse it with tardive dyskinesia, a long-term, even permanent movement disorder that comes from dopamine blocking medications generally after long-term use. But akathisia is in a different category of side effects; it is usuallly a problem during the early use of a med and it goes away quickly after stopping the med. I have to wonder, therefore, if you are truly having akathisia of whether something else is going on.
Avatar m tn I have insomnia, have some vision change, my energy level is even lower than on the propranolol. I also feel depression... The propranolol don't do that... I feel so awful that I decrease the dose to 12.5 mg every 12 hours insistead of 25 mg every 12 hours but even with a lower dose I feel very bad. I'm the only one here who have problems with the metoprolol or brand name lopressor? It's the immediate release one, not the XL...
Avatar m tn I refuse to take ssri or anti depresents i have taken the all my life. are you saying im likly to get a seziure off 1 mg? even with propanorol? i take the green round xanax i do think they are extended relese because i was taking blue ones that act faster and are 2 mgs but i stoped those a week ago. more info please and thankyou!
Avatar n tn I also feel like my doctor is very reluctant to give me a prescription - I know this is because some people abuse these drugs. I am looking into long term anxiety drugs. I have already tried Paxil, Amitryptiline (I get headaches too) and Cymbalta but could not take them because of side effects. My question is, is there one SSRI or other long term anxiety med you find particulary effective that I could ask my doctor about?
Avatar n tn I do remember reading about diabetes and the long term effects on your cardiovascular system. You're right then, about taking charge of your lifestyle and keeping healthy! A friend of mine has a 3 year old who is severely diabetic. Her little pancreas doesn't do squat for her (poor baby) and so my friend says that she is her walking pancreas! She's had a couple of scares with her blood sugar plummeting and being unable to bring it up. I can't imagine how hard it is to be a diabetic.
Avatar f tn If you want medication, a better alternative for long-term effect is an antidepressant, but again, if you do that, you can't quit those abruptly either without risk. These meds are hard to take and hard to stop taking, but if nothing else works or you can't function in life, that's sometimes what we have to do to keep going. Good luck.
Avatar f tn Only three patients exhibited a similar decline with propranolol. The incidence of PVCs was not significantly decreased by propranolol. Acebutolol reduced the number of couplets by 70% (P less than .04), whereas propranolol did not significantly affect couplets. At the dosage of 600 mg tid, acebutolol was well tolerated, effectively suppressed total PVCs and couplets, and appeared to be more effective than propranolol administered at 80 mg tid.
Avatar f tn I like the Atenolol best and take 25 mg every 12 hours. The generics are very low cost. My long term experience with selective beta blocker is they have some impact on my blood pressure, but only at high levels. I have taken Metoprolol at as high as 100 mg twice a day. Beta blockers have some side effects, but for me 25 mg slows my HR to in the 50s when asleep (or just wake up and check in bed before moving much) and in the 70 most of the time when at rest.
Avatar n tn FInd out if they will do just a detox or if they want you to committ to long term use.. which you dont' want to do trust me... long term use people have a heck of a time getting off of it.. it is a narcotic but it does not produce a high.. IT is not cheap and most docs dont' take insurance only cash or credit cards.. I payed around 300 but I only went to the doc twice. Some want you to go more often. My doc said I was doing so well I didnt need to come back unless I wanted to.
968908 tn?1274874715 They are anticonvulsants which can also function as mood stabilizers. In regards to Diazepam, avoid using this over the long-term and take it only when absolutely needed. The drug is short-acting (6 hours), and tolerance rapidly develops over a span of several months of repeated daily use. Several sources claim that given the prolonged elimination half-life, tolerance does not develop.
29837 tn?1414538248 However, all doctors seem to agree that a beta blocker like Atenolol is necessary for a long term use. Just want to know if any of you are on this treatment at 25mg per day. I understand there are some risks, but that the result of lowering blood pressure and heartbeats can help reduce the development of a more serious Varices problem, which in some cases can cause death form unstoppable internal bleeding. Anyone?
Avatar m tn Throughout my teens and early adulthood I've been referred to Cardiologists who have done long term holter monitor tests, event monitor, stress tests, echocardiograms, and several electrophysiology studies. Endocrinologists to determine if there is anything amiss with my adrenals and endocrine system. Every time everything came back completely normal. I do have very severe panic disorder for which I take Xanax PRN. I've always considered my hypertension to be my unique flaw.
942934 tn?1268111982 I was told by my specialist that I have to live with daily symptoms as they are not considered detrimental as I am on the highest inhaled steroid dose allowed over a long term basis. It's hard as most days I spend my mornings coughing up all of the excess mucous in my lungs that have accumulated over night. Then there are days of asthma symptoms on top of that. I was told to just keep taking reliever medicine, such as my Oxeze to relieve symptoms.