Beta blockers are prescription medications used to treat high blood pressure, migraines, and other issues. Beta blockers work by suppressing the effects of the hormone epinephrine, also called adrenaline. Beta blockers may be prescribed in cases of hyperhidrosis where social anxiety disorder or another type of anxiety disorder contributes to sweating.
Inderal (Propranolol), InnoPran (Propranolol), and Lopressor (Metoprolol) are examples of beta blockers.
How do I take it?
Beta blockers are usually taken orally. Follow your doctor’s directions on how to take beta blockers.
Common side effects of beta blockers in general include fatigue, weight gain, and cold hands and feet.
More rarely, beta blockers can cause shortness of breath, raised cholesterol levels, depression, and insomnia.
For more details about this treatment, visit:
Medications – International Hyperhidrosis Society
Beta blockers – Mayo Clinic
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