A number of beta blockers, including atenolol (Tenormin) and metoprolol (Toprol, Lopressor), were designed to block only beta-1 receptors in heart cells. Since they dont affect beta-2 receptors in blood vessels and the lungs, cardioselective beta blockers are safer for people with lung disorders.
Which beta blocker has the least side effects?
Cardioselective beta-blockers, e.g. bisoprolol and metoprolol succinate, are less likely to cause fatigue and cold extremities than non-selective beta-blockers.
Is there an alternative to beta-blockers?
The selective inhibitor, ivabradine, provides an alternative way of heart rate reduction in addition to beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers. This could become particularly useful in patients who are intolerant of beta-blockers, for example, in the presence of asthma or severe chronic obstructive airway disease.
What is the most dangerous beta blocker?
Propranolol is the most toxic beta-blocker and the most frequently used in suicide attempts worldwide. The 2018 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) National Poison Data System reported 10,398 single exposures to beta-blockers.
Can you take vitamin D with beta-blockers?
No interactions were found between bisoprolol and Vitamin D3. This does not necessarily mean no interactions exist. Always consult your healthcare provider.
Can you eat oranges while on beta-blockers?
You may need to avoid or restrict certain foods and beverages that can interact with beta-blockers. For example, certain fruit juices, including grapefruit, apple, and orange juice, have been shown to lower the absorption of the beta-blockers acebutolol, atenolol, and celiprolol ( 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 ).
What foods should you avoid when taking beta-blockers?
If you are taking a beta-blocker, your health care provider may recommend that you limit your consumption of bananas and other high potassium foods including papaya, tomato, avocado and kale.