Beta blockers or beta-adrenergic blocking agents, are medications to reduce your blood pressure when blood pressure has been recorded as significantly high. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of epinephrine, a hormone also known as adrenaline. When you take beta blockers, your heart beats slower and with less force, to reduce the blood pressure.
They are also sometimes known as beta antagonists, beta-adrenergic blocking agents, or beta-adrenergic antagonists.
Beta blockers can be prescribed for a number of conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, abnormal heart rhythms, heart, anxiety, migraine, glaucoma, and even overactive thyroid symptoms.
People at risk of the following are usually in need of beta blockers:
We've detected you are using Internet Explorer 10. This site does not support your browser version due to signifigant security risks. You will still be able to view our catalog but you will note be able to purchase through our site using IE10. Please upgrade your browser to IE11 or use another browser such as Google Chrome (recommended), Mozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge. Click here for more information.