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Who shouldn't use beta blockers?

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Beta-blockers should not be prescribed if you have low blood pressure or a slow pulse, because the further reduction in heart rate can cause dizziness and lightheadedness. If you have asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), your doctor may not prescribe a beta-blocker because it may worsen symptoms. If you have heart failure and severe lung congestion, your doctor will treat your congestion before prescribing a beta-blocker.

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MedicineNet.com: ''Beta Blockers - Oral.'' 

American Heart Association: ''Beta-blockers.''

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 28, 2020

SOURCES: 

MedicineNet.com: ''Beta Blockers - Oral.'' 

American Heart Association: ''Beta-blockers.''

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 28, 2020

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