Beta blockers are used to treat hypertension, angina, migraines, atrial fibrillation, essential tremor, heart attack, heart failure, ventricular arrhythmia, adrenal cancer, and glaucoma. They work by blocking certain receptors to reduce heart rate, dilating blood vessels for better blood flow, and reducing excess eye fluid to decrease eye pressure.

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Prices for Popular Beta Blockers

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Toprol XL
(metoprolol er)
15
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Metoprolol er (Toprol XL) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and prevent chest pain. It is also used after a heart attack to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic metoprolol er is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Lopressor
(metoprolol)
8
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Metoprolol (Lopressor) is an inexpensive drug used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. It is also used after a heart attack to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring. This drug is more popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic versions. Generic metoprolol is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Tenormin
(atenolol)
6
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ATENOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to prevent chest pain. It is also used to protect the heart during a heart attack and to prevent an additional heart attack from occurring.
propranolol
12
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PROPRANOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure, to control irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias) and to relieve chest pain caused by angina. It may also be helpful after a heart attack. This medicine is also used to prevent migraine headaches, relieve uncontrollable shaking (tremors), and help certain problems related to the thyroid gland and adrenal gland.
Inderal LA
(propranolol er)
12
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PROPRANOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure, heart muscle disease, and prevent chest pain caused by angina. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches. You should not use this medicine to treat a migraine that has already started.
Trandate
(labetalol)
23
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LABETALOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.
Bystolic
117
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Nebivolol (Bystolic) is an expensive drug used to treat high blood pressure. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. A generic form of Bystolic may become available in 2021. It is covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some pharmacy coupons or cash prices may be lower.
Timoptic XE
(timolol)
9
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TIMOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Timoptic
(timolol)
9
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TIMOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Zebeta
(bisoprolol)
14
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BISOPROLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.
Corgard
(nadolol)
27
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NADOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to relieve chest pain caused by angina.
Sectral
(acebutolol)
19
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ACEBUTOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and to treat or prevent certain heart rhythm problems.
Betagan
(levobunolol)
12
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LEVOBUNOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
pindolol
57
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PINDOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure.
betaxolol
61
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Betaxolol is a beta blocker used to treat glaucoma by reducing pressure and fluid build-up in the eye. It is the generic alternative to regular Betoptic; the suspension Betoptic S does not have a generic available.
Betimol
118
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TIMOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Istalol
145
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TIMOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Betoptic S
281
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BETAXOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
carteolol
13
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CARTEOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Timoptic Ocudose
387
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TIMOLOL is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Innopran XL
650
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PROPRANOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure, heart muscle disease, and prevent chest pain caused by angina. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches. You should not use this medicine to treat a migraine that has already started.
Inderal XL
630
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PROPRANOLOL is a beta-blocker. Beta-blockers reduce the workload on the heart and help it to beat more regularly. This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure, heart muscle disease, and prevent chest pain caused by angina. It is also used to prevent migraine headaches. You should not use this medicine to treat a migraine that has already started.
Hemangeol
947
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PROPRANOLOL is a beta-blocker. This medicine can be used to treat high blood pressure, to slow fast heart rate, and to relieve chest pain caused by angina. It is also used to treat infantile hemangioma, relieve uncontrollable shaking (tremors), and help certain problems related to the thyroid gland and adrenal gland. This medicine is also used to prevent migraine headaches.
Byvalson
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NEBIVOLOL; VALSARTAN is a combination of a beta-blocker and an angiotensin II antagonist. It is used to treat high blood pressure.
Optipranolol
(metipranolol)
20
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METIPRANOLOL is a medicine that lowers the pressure in the eye. It is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.

Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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