Therapeutic Type: Beta Blocker, Beta1 Selective
This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure, chest pain, or pressure from the heart or called angina. In addition, it normalizes the unusual heartbeats or arrhythmias. This is available only with doctor's prescription. In the book, A Quick Understanding on What Doctors Are Prescribing, I explained how it works in details with detail graphical illustration on why the beat is off in time.
Just give me a few minutes, you will remember how it really works.
It's recommended to take some food with this medicine in order to avoid upset stomach. It is possible to have liver damage with this drug.
Try not to drive when taking this medicine. Do abruptly stop this medicine without consulting your doctor. This drug may take 1 or 2 weeks to have effect, but once your body gets used to it, do stop taking it unless you slowly reduce your dosage according to the direction of a physician.
So do not just stop it since you felt better and immediately switch to another blood pressure drug, they work differently. Again, before starting any new medicines, please be sure to talk to your healthcare provider.