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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms
Question: Beta Blocker
|SirWence - Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:08 pm||
I am 21 , male with Panic Disorder , Chronic Anxiety and Agoraphobia. I have no family history of Heart disease or Failure. I am currently on Metotoprol 12.5 mg Xanax 1mg and Lexapro 10mg.
My question is simply this , I had been having alot of anxiety and high heart rate periods.. My Dr has me on 12.5 mg of Meto. the beta-blocker once a day (breaking the 25mg pill in half.
I am curious if Beta Blockers Weaken the heart.. or if I am at a growing risk of heart attack or failure. I would appreciate any response. Thank you :)
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:27 pm||
Beta-blockers do not weaken the heart and actually have some protective affect against heart attacks for most people.
As with any medicine, though, following up with your doctor is important while on the beta-blocker.
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