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Beta Blocker Characteristics

Category

Drug

Indication

Dose

β1 Selective

Acebutolol

(Sectral)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atenolol (Tenormin)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Betaxolol (Betoptic S, Kerlone)

 

 

 

 

Bisoprolol (Zebeta)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Esmolol (Brevibloc)

 

 

 

 

Metoprolol

 

Succinate

(Toprol XL)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tartrate (Lopressor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nebivolol (Bystolic)

-Hypertension-Ventricular arrhythmia-Angina-Cardiac dysrhythmia; Prophylaxis-Myocardial reinfarction, Adjunct; Prophylaxis

-Syncope

 

Acute myocardial infarction

Angina pectoris, chronic

-Hypertension

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Congestive heart failure

-Disorder of cardiovascular system; Prophylaxis

-Migraine; Prophylaxis

-Postoperative cardiac complication, Noncardiac surgery; Prophylaxis

-Pre-eclampsia

 

-Hypertension

-Ocular hypertension

-Primary open angle glaucoma

-Angina pectoris, chronic

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

 

Hypertension

-Angina pectoris, chronic

-Atrial fibrillation; Prophylaxis – Coronary artery bypass graft

-Congestive heart failure

-Migraine; Prophylaxis

-Postoperative cardiac complication; Prophylaxis

 

-Hypertension, Intraoperative

– Tachyarrhythmia, Intraoperative

-Hypertension, Postoperative

– Tachyarrhythmia, Postoperative

-Supraventricular arrhythmia

 

-Angina

-Congestive heart failure

-Hypertension

-Acute myocardial infarction

-Atrial fibrillation – Cardioversion

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Generalized atherosclerosis

-Ischemic heart disease, acute; Prophylaxis

-Acute myocardial infarction

-Angina

-Hypertension

-Aggressive behavior

-Anxiety

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Congestive heart failure

-Glaucoma

-Injection site pain – Propofol adverse reaction

-Ischemic heart disease, acute; Prophylaxis

-Migraine; Prophylaxis

-Tremor

-Hypertension

-Congestive heart failure

-Migraine; Prophylaxis

400 mg PO QDay to 600 mg BIDSee specific dosing directions 

 

50-100 mg PO QDay

See specific dosing directions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-20 mg PO QDay

Max: 40 mg/day

See specific dosing directions

 

 

 

5-20 mg PO QDay

See specific dosing directions

 

 

 

 

 

 

LD:500 mcg/kg IV bolus

MD: 50-300 mcg/kg/min

See specific dosing directions

 

100-450 mg PO QDay

See specific dosing directions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-40 mg PO QDay

See specific dosing directions

 

Mixed α1 and β Blockers

Labetalol (Normodyne,Trandate)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carvedilol (Coreg)

-Hypertension-Hypertension (Severe)-Acute myocardial infarction-Angina-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Complication of electroshock therapy

-Hypertension, Postoperative

-Hypertension, Urgencies

-Hypertensive encephalopathy

-Microsurgery – Operative procedure on middle ear

-Operation on nervous system

 

-Heart failure

-Hypertension

-Impaired left ventricular function – Myocardial infarction

-Acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction

-Angina pectoris, chronic

-Atrial arrhythmia

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Congestive cardiomyopathy

-Congestive heart failure, Nitrate tolerance

-Disease of liver

-Doxorubicin adverse reaction – Left ventricular cardiac dysfunction; Prophylaxis

-Gastroesophageal varices; Prophylaxis

-Surgical procedure

200 mg or 400 mg PO BIDMax: 2400 mg/day (divided BID or TID)See specific dosing directions 

 

 

 

 

 

 

25-50 mg PO BID

CR-80 mg PO QDay

Β1 Non Selective

Carvedilol

 

Labetalol

 

Nadolol (Corgard)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pindolol (Visken)

 

 

 

 

Propranolol

(Inderal, Inderal LA, InnoPran XL, Propranolol HCl Intensol)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sotalol (Betapace, Betapace AF, Sorine)

 

 

Timolol

(Timoptic Ocudose, Timoptic Ocumeter, Timoptic Ocumeter Plus, Timoptic-XE Ocumeter, Blocadren, Istalol, Timoptic-XE Ocumeter Plus)

 

See aboveSee above-Angina pectoris, chronic

-Hypertension

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Gastrointestinal hemorrhage

-Hyperthyroidism

-Migraine; Prophylaxis

-Tremor

Hypertension

-Angina pectoris, chronic

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Hyperthyroidism

-Syncope

 

-Angina pectoris, chronic

-Cardiac dysrhythmia

-Essential tremor

-Hypertension

-Idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis

-Migraine; Prophylaxis

-Pheochromocytoma; Adjunct

-Postmyocardial infarction syndrome

-Aggressive behavior

-Agitation – Alzheimer’s disease

-Anxiety

-Burn

-Capillary hemangioma

-Coarctation of aorta

-Congestive heart failure

-Drug overdose

-Gastrointestinal hemorrhage

-Headache

-Hypotension, Induction

-J.B. Barlow’s syndrome

-Neuroleptic-induced acute akathisia

-Percutaneous coronary intervention

-Portal hypertension

-Posttraumatic stress disorder

-Tardive dyskinesia

-Tetralogy of Fallot

-Thyroid storm

 

-Atrial arrhythmia

-Ventricular arrhythmia, Life threatening

-Angina pectoris, chronic

-Hypertension

-Hypertension

-Migraine; Prophylaxis

-Ocular hypertension

-Open-angle glaucoma

-Postmyocardial infarction syndrome; Prophylaxis

-Angina

-Anxiety

-Essential tremor

-Extraction of cataract; Prophylaxis

-Hyperthyroidism; Adjunct

-Supraventricular arrhythmia

See aboveSee above40 mg or 80 mg PO QDay

Max: 320 mg QDay

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-30 mg PO BID

Max: 60 mg/day

 

 

 

 

Inderal

120 to 320 mg/day (divided up to QID)

Max: 640 mg/day (divided up to QID)

Inderal LA

120 to 240 mg PO QDay

Max: 640 mg/day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

80 mg PO QDay to 120 mg PO BID

Max: 160 mg PO BID

 

 

10 to 20 mg PO BID

Max: 30 mg BID

intrinsic sympathomimetic activity (ISA)

Pindolol

Penbutolol (Levatol)

 

Acebutolol

See above-Hypertension-Angina pectoris, chronic 

See above

See above20 mg PO QDayMax: 80 mg QD 

See above

Last modified January 14, 2014 by Christian M. Muenyi

Bold indication = FDA labeled. Not bold = off label

Christian Muenyi, Pharm.D., M.S. (12 Posts)

Christian Muenyi is a research scientist. After obtaining his Masters of Science in Organic Chemistry, he developed novel extraction techniques that have yielded new discoveries in anti-oxidation and anti-microbial science. He obtained his Pharm.D. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


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