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
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
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:
January 27, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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