Beta blockers, also known as beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are medications that reduce blood pressure. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of epinephrine helps blood vessels open up to improve blood flow.
Examples of beta blockers
- Acebutolol (Sectral)
- Atenolol (Tenormin)
- Bisoprolol (Zebeta)
- Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol-XL)
- Nadolol (Corgard)
- Propranolol (Inderal LA, InnoPran XL)
The Beta-adrenergic receptor blocking agents -beta blockers are among the safest and most useful of antihypertensive drugs available. These drugs block much of epinephrine’s effects on the body’s beta receptors.