Who can take beta-blockers

Before taking beta-blockers, make sure your doctor is aware of any other conditions you have,as they may not be suitable to use.

Make sure you tell your doctor if you have a history of:

  • asthma or any type of lung disease
  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • diabetes particularly if you have frequent episodes of low blood sugar
  • allergic reaction to any medication

Your GP can advise you about which medicine to use if you're pregnant or breastfeeding.

It's important not to stop taking beta-blockers without seeking your GP's advice. In some cases suddenly stopping the medicine may make your condition worse.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018