Beta Blocker Medication Information
Beta blockers are prescription drugs approved for treating certain conditions related to the heart and blood vessels. For example, some of their uses include lowering blood pressure, treating angina, and improving survival following a heart attack.
However, because they are not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on beta blocker medications before starting treatment with your particular medicine. You may not be able to take beta blockers if you have certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, or heart failure. Also, you may not be able to safely use beta blockers if you are taking certain medications.
Although most people do not experience problems with beta blockers, side effects are possible. Some of the common side effects include fatigue, a slow heart rate, and low blood pressure. Beta blockers come in several different forms, such as tablets, capsules, long-acting tablets or capsules, eye drops, and IV injections.
(Click Beta Blockers for a more in-depth look at this topic. This article discusses how beta blockers work, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take them.)