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    Heart Failure and Beta-Blockers

    What Are the Side Effects? continued...

    Tiredness, cold hands and feet, headache , nightmares , trouble sleeping, heartburn , diarrhea or constipation , or gas. Call your doctor or nurse if these symptoms don't go away or are severe.

    Sudden weight gain . Weight gain is common as your doctor increases your medication dose. Call your doctor if you gain 3 or more pounds in 1 day, or if you continue to gain weight for more than 2 days.

    Increased shortness of breath; wheezing ; trouble breathing; skin rash ; slow, fast, or irregular heartbeat ; swelling of feet and lower legs; chest pain . Call your doctor or nurse right away.

    Severe vomiting or diarrhea . If you have these, you may become dehydrated, which can lead to low blood pressure. Call your doctor or nurse.

    Also call your doctor or nurse if you have any other symptoms that cause concern.

    Should I Avoid Certain Drugs While Taking Beta-Blockers?

    A beta-blocker is often prescribed with other medications such as a diuretic, ACE inhibitor, angiotensin receptor neprilysin inhibitor (ARNI), or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). If you have side effects after taking your medications together, call your doctor or nurse. You may need to change the times you take each drug.

    It’s important that your doctor be aware of all the medications you are taking, as some may interact with beta-blockers. Talk to your doctor before taking any new drug, including over-the-counter drugs, herbs, and supplements.

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on September 01, 2015
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