Beta-adrenergic Blocking Agents and Thiazide Diuretics (Systemic)
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects.
Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may
need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side
Black, tarry stools; blood in urine
or stools; chest pain; dark urine; fever, chills, cough, or sore throat; hallucinations (seeing, hearing, or feeling things
that are not there); joint pain; lower back or side pain; pinpoint red spots on skin; red, scaling, or crusted skin; skin rash or hives; stomach pain (severe) with nausea
and vomiting; unusual bleeding or bruising; or yellow eyes or skin
Signs and symptoms of too much potassium or sodium loss
Confusion; convulsions (seizures); dryness of mouth; increased thirst; irregular heartbeats; irritability,
mood or mental changes; muscle cramps or pain; nausea or vomiting, unusual tiredness or weakness; weak pulse
Signs and symptoms of overdose (in the order in which they may occur)
Slow heartbeat; dizziness (severe) or
fainting; difficulty in breathing; bluish-colored fingernails or palms of hands; convulsions
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical
attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts
to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side
effects continue or are bothersome:
Anxiety or nervousness; constipation; diarrhea; increased sensitivity
of skin to sunlight (skin rash, itching, redness or other discoloration of
skin, or severe sunburn); loss of appetite; numbness or tingling of fingers and toes; stomach discomfort or upset; stuffy nose
Although not all of the above side
effects have been reported for all of these medicines, they have been reported
for at least one of the beta-blockers or thiazide diuretics. Since all of
the beta-blockers are very similar and the thiazide diuretics are also very
similar, any of the above side effects may occur with any of these medicines.
However, they may be more common with some combinations than with others.
After you have been taking
this medicine for a while, it may cause unpleasant or even harmful effects
if you stop taking it too suddenly. After you stop taking this medicine or
while you are gradually reducing the amount you are taking, check with your
doctor right away if any of the following occur:
Chest pain; fast or irregular heartbeat; general feeling of discomfort, illness, or weakness; headache; shortness of
breath (sudden); sweating; trembling
Other side effects not listed
above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check
with your doctor.