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Adverse Effects of Abrupt Beta-Blocker Withdrawal

Purpose:

To determine if a patient treated with a beta-blocking agent is having a withdrawal reaction on abrupt discontinuation of therapy.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T46.3

Description:

Abrupt discontinuation of some beta-blocker agents after long term therapy can result in a withdrawal syndrome.

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