Which medications in the drug class Cardiovascular Agents are used in the treatment of Methamphetamine Toxicity?

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: John R Richards, MD, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Jeter (Jay) Pritchard Taylor, III, MD  more...
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Cardiovascular Agents

Used to control catecholamine-induced hypertension and tachycardia.

Labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate)

Blocks beta1-, alpha-, and beta2-adrenergic receptor sites, decreasing blood pressure. When given IV, acts primarily as a beta-receptor antagonist.

Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol)

Blocks beta1-adrenergic receptor sites, decreasing heart rate.


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