Beta-blockers are medicines that can help protect your heart when you are going to have surgery. They may help your heart work better by lowering your blood pressure and slowing your heartbeat. This may reduce your chance of having a heart attack or heart rhythm problems around the time of your surgery.
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any type of beta-blocker. Make sure to tell your doctor if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), severe asthma, or frequent asthma attacks.
These drugs include:
Common side effects of this medicine include:
You may have other side effects or reactions not listed here. Check the information that comes with your medicine.
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Current as of: October 19, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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