GENERIC NAME: BETA BLOCKERS - ORAL
WARNING: If you have angina or have had heart problems, do not suddenly stop using this medication without first consulting your doctor. If your doctor decides you should no longer use this medication, you must stop this medication gradually according to your doctor's instructions.
HOW TO USE: Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Try to take it at the same time(s) each day. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped.
SIDE EFFECTS: You may experience dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, and blurred vision as your body adjusts to the medication. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness. Because beta-blockers may reduce blood circulation to the extremities, your hands and feet may be cold. Dress warm. Inform your doctor if you develop: easy bruising or bleeding, swollen hands or feet, confusion, depression, a sore throat. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: slow/irregular heartbeat. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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