If you take beta blockers, use care with activities that need you to be alert. Do not drive a car or use machinery until you know how a beta blocker affects you. It may make you feel dizzy or tired.

Most people have no problems going about their daily routine while taking a beta blocker. If you do find a normal activity suddenly making you feel dizzy, lie down and call your doctor right away. This can be a sign that your blood pressure is too low. Sometimes your doctor may tell you to take it easy for a little while. They may have you change your diet, fluid intake, or medicine dosage. This can help even out your blood pressure.

Don’t let high blood pressure stop you from living life. You just need a little time to find out how your body feels while on a beta blocker.

Until you know, go slow!