Which medications in the drug class Beta Blockers, Alpha Activity are used in the treatment of Ischemic Stroke?

Updated: May 27, 2020
  • Author: Edward C Jauch, MD, MS, FAHA, FACEP; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Beta Blockers, Alpha Activity

Optimal blood pressure management in acute stroke remains subject to some debate. Treatment parameters depend largely on whether the patient is a candidate for fibrinolytic therapy. While the target blood pressures may differ, the therapeutic agents are primarily the same.

Labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate)

Labetalol is an adrenergic receptor-blocking agent with nonselective beta-adrenergic and selective alpha1 competitive receptor-blocking actions. It produces dose-related decreases in blood pressure without inducing reflex tachycardia.


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