Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: Beta blockers and alcohol

Thomas Lee, M.D. and Richard Lee, M.D.

Q. I take the beta blocker propranolol twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening. The drug information label says I should not take propranolol with alcohol. But I like to have two glasses of wine in the evening. Do I need to change medications, or is there a way to handle the wine and propranolol together?

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