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Beta Blocker Warnings and Precautions

Who Should Not Take Beta Blockers?

The specific situations in which you should not take a beta blocker vary, depending on the particular beta blocker. In general, you should not take beta blockers if you:
  • Are allergic to beta blockers, or any of the inactive components used to make beta blockers. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Have severe asthma.
  • Have severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Have severe heart failure.
  • Have second or third degree heart block (a problem with electrical signal conduction in the heart).
  • Have a very slow heart rate (bradycardia).
  • Have cardiogenic shock (an emergency heart problem).

Warnings and Precautions With Beta Blockers: Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which beta blockers should not be taken, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before taking these medications. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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