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Who Should Avoid Propranolol/HCTZ?

Who Should Not Take Propranolol/HCTZ?

You should avoid propranolol/HCTZ if you:
  • Are in cardiogenic shock, a state in which the heart is so damaged it cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.
  • Have a very slow heartbeat.
  • Have certain types of heart rhythm problems (second- or third-degree heart block).
  • Are allergic to sulfonamide-derived drugs (also referred to as sulfa drugs). This includes certain types of antibiotics, diabetes medicines, and diuretics.
  • Are not able to urinate, which may happen in severe kidney disease or with kidney stones or tumors.

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this medication should not be used, along with several safety concerns people should be aware of before beginning treatment. However, it is possible that not all of these issues were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific propranolol/HCTZ warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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