Interactions with other medicines

Beta-blockers, including beta-blocker eye drops, can interact with other medicines, altering the effects of one of the medicines.

Read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medicineto check that it'ssafe to take with beta-blockers. If you're still unsure, you could also ask your GP or pharmacist.

Some of the more common medicines that caninteract with beta-blockersinclude:

  • anti-arrhythmicsused tocontrol irregular heartbeats
  • antihypertensives used to lower blood pressure
  • antipsychotics used to treat severe mental health problems
  • clonidine used to treat high blood pressure and migraine
  • mefloquine used to treat or prevent malaria
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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018