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What should I be aware of when taking beta-blockers?

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When taking beta-blockers, you might have to check your pulse daily. When it's slower than it should be, ask your doctor if you should take your medication that day.

Take your medicine regularly with meals to keep the level steady so it works consistently.

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure (hypertension): Beta blockers."

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Texas Heart Institute: "Beta-Blockers."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2017

Mayo Clinic: "High blood pressure (hypertension): Beta blockers."

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Texas Heart Institute: "Beta-Blockers."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 02, 2017

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