How Do Betablockers with Intrinsic Sympathomimetic Activity Work?

Reviewed on 10/14/2021

HOW DO BETA-BLOCKERS WITH INTRINSIC SYMPATHOMIMETIC ACTIVITY WORK?

Beta-blockers with intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA) are drugs used to lower blood pressure and maintain heart rate.

Beta-blockers with ISA stimulate the beta-adrenergic receptors and oppose the action of epinephrine released. Stimulation of beta-adrenergic receptors releases epinephrine, which is responsible for increased heart contraction and heart rate.

Beta-blockers with ISA decrease blood pressure and overall resistance to blood flow while maintaining the heart rate. Some drugs may also lower heart rate and contraction along with blood pressure and resistance.

HOW ARE BETA-BLOCKERS WITH INTRINSIC SYMPATHOMIMETIC ACTIVITY USED?

Beta-blockers with intrinsic sympathomimetic activity are used to treat:

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF BETA-BLOCKERS WITH INTRINSIC SYMPATHOMIMETIC ACTIVITY?

Beta-blockers with intrinsic sympathomimetic activity may 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 INTRINSIC SYMPATHOMIMETIC ACTIVITY?

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

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/beta-blockers-intrinsic-sympathomimetic

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