How Do Betablockers with Alpha Activity Work?

Reviewed on 10/13/2021

HOW DO BETA-BLOCKERS WITH ALPHA ACTIVITY WORK?

Beta-blockers with alpha activity are drugs used for lowering blood pressure

Alpha- and beta-adrenergic receptors are types of adrenergic receptors that play a central role in the sympathetic nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is the part of the nervous system that increases heart rate, blood pressure, breathing rate, and eye pupil size. Stimulation of alpha and beta receptors can lead to constriction of blood vessels, resulting in increased blood pressure. Beta-blockers with alpha activity bind to alpha-1 and beta receptors and prevent their stimulation, leading to dilation of the blood vessels.

HOW ARE BETA-BLOCKERS WITH ALPHA ACTIVITY USED?

Beta-blockers with alpha activity are indicated for hypertension and hypertensive emergency.

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF BETA-BLOCKERS WITH ALPHA ACTIVITY?

Beta-blockers with alpha activity can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

WHAT ARE NAMES OF BETA-BLOCKERS WITH ALPHA ACTIVITY?

Generic and brand names of beta-blockers with alpha activity include:

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/beta-blockers-alpha-activity

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