Re: Beta Blockers and Blood Sugar
Beta blockers selective for beta1 are supposed to be more tolerable for asthma and bronchial related problems. I believe that most beta blockers, (including Nadolol) can negatively effect blood sugar levels and lipids if weight gain becomes a problem (a problem with most beta blockers). Many drugs including Crestor, Lipitor and even Niaspan/Niacin can increase blood sugar levels, yet they are still being prescribed to diabetics, because the benefits appear to outweigh the risks. You can search this information on the web to get more facts. Another factor to consider is the dosage. Higher dosages can create more problems, including increased side effects. When thousands of patients are taking beta blockers, it's difficult to determine if a person has a predisposition to diabetes, or is it the drug? Many have diabetes regardless of drugs. Nadolol is supposed to be a good drug with many indications, it is also very effective for migraines and tension headaches.