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High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Medications (cont.)

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Beta blockers

Beta blockers lower blood pressure by acting directly on the heart. These high blood pressure medications reduce heart rate and force of pumping, as well as reduce blood volume. Beta blockers include:

  • Acebutolol (Sectral)
  • Atenolol (Tenormin)
  • Bisoprolol fumarate (Zebeta)
  • Carvedilol (Coreg) -- Combined alpha/beta blocker
  • Esmilol (Brevibloc)
  • Labetalol (Trandate, Normodyne) -- Combined alpha/beta blocker
  • Metoprolol tartrate (Lopressor) and metoprolol succinate (Toprol-XL)
  • Nadolol (Corgard)
  • Nebivolol (Bystolic)
  • Penbutolol sulfate (Levatol)
  • Propranolol (Inderal)
  • Sotalol (Betapace)
  • HCTZ and bisoprolol (Ziac) is a beta blocker plus diuretic
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/30/2014


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