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Non-cardioselective beta blockers

What are Non-cardioselective beta blockers?

Beta adrenergic blocking agents prevent stimulation of the beta adrenergic receptors at the nerve endings of the sympathetic nervous system and therefore decrease the activity of the heart. They block sympathetic stimulation of the heart and reduce systolic pressure, heart rate, cardiac contractility and output, so decrease myocardial oxygen demand and increase exercise tolerance.

Beta adrenergic blocking agents are used to treat angina, control abnormal heart rhythms and to reduce high blood pressure. However, non-cardioselective beta blockers can cause significant bronchial constriction and could be harmful especially in patients with respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

List of Non-cardioselective beta blockers:

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Inderal (Pro)
Generic name: propranolol
7.5
72 reviews
Coreg (Pro)
Generic name: carvedilol
7.7
40 reviews
Inderal LA (Pro)
Generic name: propranolol
6.5
13 reviews
Corgard (Pro)
Generic name: nadolol
8.7
6 reviews
Coreg CR (Pro)
Generic name: carvedilol
6.3
6 reviews
InnoPran XL (Pro)
Generic name: propranolol
9.2
4 reviews
Betapace AF (Pro)
Generic name: sotalol
1.0
2 reviews
Betapace (Pro)
Generic name: sotalol
6.0
2 reviews
Visken (Pro)
Generic name: pindolol
10
1 review
Trandate (Pro)
Generic name: labetalol
4.0
1 review
Normodyne
Generic name: labetalol
1 review
Sotylize (Pro)
Generic name: sotalol
No reviews
Sorine (Pro)
Generic name: sotalol
No reviews
Levatol (Pro)
Generic name: penbutolol
No reviews
Hemangeol (Pro)
Generic name: propranolol
No reviews
Blocadren (Pro)
Generic name: timolol
No reviews
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