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  • Beta Blockers Not for Most Hypertension Patients [hide all summaries]
    (February 2017)
    Beta blockers have long been a mainstay of hypertension drug treatment. While these drugs remain useful for some patients, we now no longer recommend them as the starting treatment for hypertension except in special circumstances. Read this article to find out why our views on beta blockers have changed.
  • Starting Beta Blockers Before Noncardiac Surgery May Be Harmful [hide all summaries]
    (August 2016)
    Beta blockers, which are widely used and effective in treating high blood pressure, heart disease and heart failure, are often started in patients prior to surgery in an effort to prevent cardiovascular complications. Learn why starting beta blockers immediately before undergoing surgery may be dangerous.
  • New Hypertension Drug Poses Breathing Risks [hide all summaries]
    (May 2013)
    The article discusses possible breathing risks of nebivolol (BYSTOLIC)and how other, older drugs — just as effective as this relatively new high blood pressure drug — are preferred because more is known about their risks.
  • Preventing Heat-Induced Death and Illness [hide all summaries]
    (June 2012)
    This article lists practical steps to take to avoid death, hospitalization or other medical problems caused by heat stress. It also contains a list of 123 drugs that can impair your response to heat.
  • Bupropion Drug Interactions [hide all summaries]
    (October 2010)
    Bupropion is used to treat depression (brand name: WELLBUTRIN) and to aid smoking cessation (brand name: ZYBAN). The drug has a number of potentially dangerous interactions, some of which are quite different from typical antidepressant interactions.
  • People on Certain Beta Blockers Should Be Wary of Epinephrine [hide all summaries]
    (May 2009)
    Patients taking a non-selective beta blocker should make sure the provider is aware of this before they receive an injection of epinephrine, as your physician or other health care provider may not be aware that a systemic dose of epinephrine may produce a dangerous spike in blood pressure. The article lists the selective beta blockers that do not cause this problem because they do not interact with epinephrine.

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