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Beta blockers

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Introduction
Beta-blockers, also known as beta-adrenoceptor blocking agents, are medications used to treat conditions such as angina, heart failure and high blood pressure.
Uses of beta-blockers
Beta-blockers block the action of hormones like adrenaline in certain parts of the body.
Special considerations
Before taking beta-blockers, make sure your doctor is aware of any other conditions you have, because they may not be suitable to use.
Side effects of beta-blockers
You're more likely to experience side effects when you start taking beta-blockers or if your dose is increased.
Interactions with other medicines
When two or more medicines are taken at the same time, the effects of one medicine can be altered by the other.
Missed or extra doses
If you miss or take an extra dose of your beta-blockers, read the patient information leaflet that comes with the medication. If you're still unsure, ask your GP or pharmacist.