West Suffolk Diabetes Service

Drugs and New Products


Drugs for Blood Pressure

  ACE-inhibitors (information to be supplied)

  AT1 receptor blockers (information to be supplied)


  Calcium antagonists (information to be supplied)


What are beta-blockers?

These drugs block the action of adrenaline and stop it from stimulating special receptors in the body known as beta-receptors. They are used to treat high blood pressure, angina and abnormal rhythms of the heart.

What are the common preparations?

Commonly used beta-blockers include Atenolol, metoprolol, propranolol, nadolol and sotalol.

What are the side effects?

Who should not take beta-blockers?
What precautions should be taken?


Dr. Nishan Wijenaike, Consultant Physician
2002 West Suffolk Hospitals Diabetes Service
October 2002


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