Re: Chest pains after starting beta-blockers
It could be side effects. I couldn't take verapamil but I can take Toprol. The verapamil caused me to be short of breath and have chest pain. Certain calcium channel blockers which are also meant to help relieve chest pain caused me chest pain. She may need to just try another medicine. I would do a search of the particular drug she's on and see if those are side effects that are mentioned in the literature that comes with the drug.
I wanted to add that I have an Aunt who ended up going to Mayo clinic because they could find no cause for her chest pain. The doctor at Mayo attributed it to toprol (a beta blocker). She was switched to something else and is doing fine now.
Last edited by NineLives; 01-29-2005 at 08:39 PM.