Teen, suffering with palpitations, anxiety, normal ECG, CBC, ECHO. Prescribed Ca Ch blocker. Is it safe at this age?
Dear sir, being a mbbs pass out myself ..i have a patient a young boy 18yrs complaining of palpitations and anxiety . i reffered him to a cardiologist where he got an ECG , CBC and an ECHO done ( all normal) his HR: 89bpm , BP 80/60 mmhg..he comes back to me unsatisfied and to confirm the treatment ...the cardiologist had given him an Anxiolytic and Ca ch blocker (calaptin 40mg) to be taken TDS for a month without giving even a provisional diagnosis?? my question is what may be the reason and is it safe and red to take Ca ch blockers TDS for a month for his age...What should i do??
His BP as mentioned by you is 80/60 mmhg is low,so if his palpitations are ok now slowly taper off and stop calaptin.Get done his Thyroid function test and if that is also normal,reassure him as it could be possibly anxiety disorder.
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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