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Ibu-Drops oral

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs/Beta-Blockers

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Medical warning:

Moderate. These medicines may cause some risk when taken together. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

The cause of the interaction is not known.

What might happen:

The beneficial effects of your beta-blocker may decrease and cause an increase in your blood pressure.

What you should do about this interaction:

If you experience headache, dizziness, or blurred vision, contact your doctor. It may be necessary to check your blood pressure more often. The dose of your beta-blocker may need adjusting.Your healthcare professionals (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

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