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Beta Blocker Patient Education & Counseling

  • Avoid activities requiring mental alertness or coordination until drug effects are known (drug may cause excessive somnolence and impaired cognition).
  • Tell your doctor if you are planning a major surgery with anesthesia (drug impairs ability of heart to respond to reflex adrenergic stimuli).
  • Drug may cause diarrhea, nausea, dyspepsia, chest pain, limb pain, headaches, dizziness, insomnia, and fatigue.
  • If you have diabetes, your blood sugar should be carefully monitor as drug may mask symptoms of hypoglycemia.
  • Do not stop this medicine suddenly (this may precipitate hypertension, angina, or myocardial infarction).
  • Patient should take extended-release tablet with or immediately following meals.
  • If you miss a missed dose, skip the missed dose and maintain a regular dosing schedule.

Last modified January 14, 2014 by Christian M. Muenyi

Christian Muenyi, Pharm.D., M.S. (12 Posts)

Christian Muenyi is a research scientist. After obtaining his Masters of Science in Organic Chemistry, he developed novel extraction techniques that have yielded new discoveries in anti-oxidation and anti-microbial science. He obtained his Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

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