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When should I call my doctor if I have angina?

If you have angina, then call your doctor if:

  • Your skin is itchy or you get a rash.
  • Your angina is happening more frequently, lasting longer or causing worse pain.
  • You are dizzy or nauseated after taking your medicine.
  • You have trouble breathing while resting.
  • You have new or worsening swelling in your feet or ankles.
  • You are bleeding from your gums or nose, or have blood in your urine or bowel movements (BMs).
  • You have any questions or concerns about your illness or medicine.

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