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What should I let my doctor know about while taking beta-blockers to help high blood pressure?

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Beta-blockers may not work right when you take them while you're also using another drug. Or they could change how another medicine works. To avoid problems, let your doctor know about any medications -- prescription or over-the-counter -- or supplements you're taking, especially:

  • Other blood pressure and heart medicines
  • Allergy shots
  • Antidepressants
  • Diabetes medicines and insulin
  • Street drugs, such as cocaine

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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