Beta-blockers overdose

Beta-blockers are a type of drug used to treat high blood pressure and heart rhythm disturbances. They are one of several classes of medicines used to treat the heart and related conditions, and are also used in the treatment of thyroid disease, migraine, and glaucoma. These drugs are a common cause of poisoning.

Beta-blocker overdose occurs when someone takes more than the normal or recommended amount of this medicine. This can be by accident or on purpose.

This article is for information only. DO NOT use it to treat or manage an actual overdose. If you or someone you are with overdoses, call your local emergency number (such as 911), or your local poison center can be reached directly by calling the national toll-free Poison Help hotline (1-800-222-1222) from anywhere in the United States.

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