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  • Beta Blockers - Metoprolol (Lopresor);Bisoprolol (Monocor); Carvedilol (Coreg); Atenolol (Tenormin); Acebutolol (Sectral, Monitan); Propranolol (Inderal) (Fraser Health) [English] Public

    Metoprolol (Lopresor®);Bisoprolol (Monocor®); Carvedilol (Coreg®); Atenolol (Tenormin®); Acebutolol (Sectral®, Monitan®); Propranolol (Inderal®) What are beta-blockers used for? • To prevent chest pain (angina) • To treat high blood pressure • To treat heart failure • To prevent irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) • To prevent heart attacks • To treat some symptoms of anxiety In patients with irregular heart rhythms, beta blockers are used as “rate control” agents, which prevent the heart from beating too fast. Although beta blockers do not make the heart beat at a regular pace, they may help reduce symptoms patients experience with irregular heartbeats. In heart failure, beta-blockers are used to strengthen the heart muscle and help the heart pump more effectively. Why should I take this medication? How do beta-blockers work? What should I expect? How do I take beta-blockers? What should I watch for? (English) Colour

    Printing Cost:
    $0.06 (B&W) $0.36 (Colour)
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Printshop Number:
    262761
    Body Location:
    • Blood, Heart and Circulation
    Diagnosis and Therapy:
    • Drug Therapy
    Disorders and Conditions:
    • Hypertension
    Keywords:
    • High Blood Pressure,
    • Hypertension
    MESH:
    • Hypertension
    Demographic:
    • Men,
    • Women,
    • Older Adults
    Site:
    • Fraser Health
    Program:
    • Cardiac Services
    Professional or Practice Group:
    • Pharmacy
    Format:
    Pamphlet
    Paper Size:
    8.5 x 11 Letter
    Paper Colour:
    White
    Title Page Paper Colour:
    White
    Folding:
    Single fold
    Record Type:
    FHA
    Revision Date:
    September 24, 2012
    Next Revision Date:
    September 24, 2015
    Record Created:
    September 24, 2012
    Record Modified:
    October 16, 2019
    Packaging Unit Quantity:
    50
    Impressions:
    2

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