Non-selective beta-blockers are used to treat angina, control abnormal heart rhythms and reduce high blood pressure. They function by preventing stimulation of the beta adrenergic receptors in the nervous system, thus decreasing the heart's activity. Unlike selective beta-blockers, they block both beta1 and beta2 receptors, so may affect other organs, such as the kidneys, lungs, liver and gastrointestinal tract. Commonly prescribed non-selective beta-blockers include Corgard (nadolol), Inderal XI (propranolol hydrochloride) and Pindolol (pindolol).
Drugs classified as Non-Selective Beta-Blockers are frequently used to treat the following conditions:
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