Beta Blockers (cont.)

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What are the side effects of beta blockers?

Beta blockers may cause:

Other important side effects include:

As an extension of their beneficial effect, they slow heart rate, reduce blood pressure, but may cause heart failure or heart block in patients with heart problems.

Beta blockers should not be withdrawn suddenly because sudden withdrawal may worsen angina (chest pain) and cause heart attacks or sudden death.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/30/2015

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