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Old 01-29-2005, 06:11 PM   #1
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Question Chest pains after starting beta-blockers

Can beta-blockers create side effects such as chest pains and shortness of breath?

My mother started having these symptoms only after she started taking inderal (propranolol).

Are these side effects??

Thx for your help.

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Old 01-29-2005, 08:37 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 01-30-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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Re: Chest pains after starting beta-blockers

It could very well be the Inderal. I took it for a few weeks but had to stop it because of the shortness of breath. It is one of the side effects of Inderal. You need to call her doctor and let him know.

I'm now taking Metoprolol (Lopressor) 75mg and it's starting to do the same thing to me even though it's a small dose.


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