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My husband has just started taking one beta blocker a day.

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My husband has just started taking one beta blocker a day. Is it safe for him to have
the occasional glass of wine? Thanks in advance
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Occasional glass of wine should be fine with beta blocker.

Mysticdoc :

Wine has lot of anti oxidants and has been shown to be good for cardiovascular health.

Mysticdoc :

Up to a glass of wine daily should be safe without any known liver condition.

Mysticdoc :

However, wine can also precipitate palpitations.

Mysticdoc :

That is why, occasional glass of wine while being on beta blocker should be fine.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,

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Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.
Mysticdoc : The views expressed by me are for educational purposes only and do not establish a doctor patient relationship.
Mysticdoc : Hi there,
I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
Mysticdoc : Occasional glass of wine should be fine with beta blocker.
Mysticdoc : Wine has lot of anti oxidants and has been shown to be good for cardiovascular health.
Mysticdoc : Up to a glass of wine daily should be safe without any known liver condition.
Mysticdoc : However, wine can also precipitate palpitations.
Mysticdoc : That is why, occasional glass of wine while being on beta blocker should be fine.
Mysticdoc : Best wishes,
Please rate the chat Good or Excellent, if you are satisfied with our conversation and do not have any further question, so that I get rewarded for my time & effort. Thank you!
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