After using beta-blockers as the drug of choice to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) for 30 years, doctors have finally been warned that the drugs are ineffective and dangerous.
* Steroids such as prednisolone
* Epilepsy drugs such as Zonegran
Many doctors, when prescribing drugs, routinely fail to check the manufacturer’s printed material on potential side-effects. Indeed, many GPs continue to believe that drugs don’t have side-effects.
BLOOD PRESSURE: It's enough to make your blood boil
Heart attack patients given antiarrhythmic (irregular heartbeat) drugs are more likely to die. ...
I have high blood pressure and was given a beta blocker drug by my GP last September. I was assured there would be no side effects. ... ...
Q I regularly take aspirin but, recently, I’ve been prescribed an antihypertensive. Is there any interaction between these drugs? - CH, Swindon
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HOORAY! THE DRUGS WORK: But then again, they don't
Six months ago, I was anaemic and diagnosed with angina. Although not very severe, I was told I would have to stay on beta-blockers for life!