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Common uses: This medicine is a beta blocker used to treat high blood pressure or angina pectoris (chest pain). It may also be used to control heartbeat and to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
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Before using: INFORM YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST of all prescription and over-the-counter medicine that you are taking. This includes cimetidine, fluoxetine, indomethacin, insulin, mibefradil, phenylpropanolamine, theophylline, and medicines used to treat anxiety, trouble sleeping, heart conditions, and high blood pressure. Inform your doctor of any other medical conditions including heart conditions and asthma, allergies, pregnancy, or breast-feeding.

Directions: Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. This medicine is usually administered as an injection at a hospital or clinic. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine. STORE THIS MEDICINE as directed by the prescription label.

Cautions: DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICINE without checking with your doctor. BEFORE YOU HAVE ANY MEDICAL OR DENTAL TREATMENTS, EMERGENCY CARE, OR SURGERY, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using this medicine. THIS MEDICINE MAY CAUSE drowsiness or dizziness. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to this medicine. BEFORE TAKING ANY NEW MEDICINE, either prescription or over-the-counter, check with your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any medicines used to treat colds or congestion. IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS INSTRUCTED YOU TO CHECK your blood pressure and heart rate regularly, be sure to do so. FOR PATIENTS WITH DIABETES MELLITUS: this medicine may mask signs of low blood sugar such as a rapid heartbeat. Check blood glucose levels regularly.

Possible side effects: SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment, include mild drowsiness, lightheadedness, dizziness, or unusual tiredness or weakness. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience difficulty breathing or pain, redness, or swelling at the injection site. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.

If you take too much: IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW may have used more than the recommended dose of this medicine, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed heartbeat and dizziness and weakness especially upon standing.

Additional information: DO NOT SHARE THIS MEDICINE with others for whom it was not prescribed. DO NOT USE THIS MEDICINE for other health conditions. KEEP THIS PRODUCT, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Dispose of properly after use. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain local regulations for selecting an appropriate container and properly disposing of the container when it is full.

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