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Betablocker (beta-adrenergic blocker)

A class of drugs that bind beta-adrenergic receptors and thereby decrease the ability of the body's own natural epinephrine to bind to those receptors, leading to inhibition of various processes in the body's sympathetic system. Betablockers can slow the heart rate, constrict airways in the lungs, lower blood pressure, and reduce aqueous secretion by ciliary tissues in the eye.
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Consider that cardiac patients today are prescribed multiple cardio drugs (such as cardiac glycosides, anti-arrhythmics, anti-hypertensives, hypolipidemics, antianginals, anticoagulants, betablockers, calcium channel blockers, diuretics and/or vasodilators)," explained Harry Rice, PhD, GOED's vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs.
Mrs Gilling said she hopes she will begin to feel better now she has stopped taking the betablockers which had apparently been prescribed for someone else and that the side-effects of those drugs may have been making her feel worse.