I've started my beta blocker trial today and so far so good, its not affected my asthma. I've only taken 12.5mg x2 so far and this gradually goes up to 50mg x2 within 3 weeks if all OK. I've been given metoprolol.
However I'm after some advice. When I spoke to my cardiologist about beta blockers I was a little embarrassed but asked if I could still drink alcohol whilst taking them. I'm not a big drinker but I like a few wines when I go out with my friends. He was nice about it and basically said it would be OK.
I've just been reading the paperwork that came with the tablets and it advises not to drink alcohol whilst taking the tablets. It's of course immediately made me a little wary.
I will of course confirm whats right for me with the hospital but as its the weekend I was hoping that someone may have some advice. How they manage taking beta blockers and indulging in alcohol or does everyone stay away from it? What's the effect if you have a few drinks? Any experiences welcome.