Beta Blockers (cont.)

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Beta blockers should not be withdrawn suddenly because sudden withdrawal may worsen angina (chest pain) and cause heart attacks or sudden death.

For what conditions are beta blockers used?

Beta blockers are used for treating:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/30/2015

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