Our expert says:
I did not say that BisoHexal is dangerous, only that beta blockers these days are not generally regarded as the drugs of first choice for pure high blood pressure.
But I asked whether there was any other reason - in addition to high blood pressure - why a beta blocker was prescribed for you.
Clearly there is - stress! With this information, I would agree with your GP that a beta blocker like BisoHexal is a good choice for you. Like all drugs for high blood pressure it should be taken regularly to derive maximum benefit, but the risk if you miss a dose occasionally is low.
There are many alternative drugs for high blood pressure but I would only change if you have side effects from the BisoHexal or your blood pressure is not adequately controlled.
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