It is a β blocker antihypertensive agent. It competes sympathomimetic neurotransmitters such as catecholamines for binding at beta (1)-adrenergic receptors in the heart and vascular smooth muscle, inhibiting sympathetic stimulation. This results in a reduction in heart rate, cardiac output, systolic and diastolic blood pressure, and reflex orthostatic hypotension.
Brochospasm, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, lethargy, nightmare, impotence, hypotension and depression
Peripheral vascular disease, DM, Acute MI, Variant angina
Adult: 25-100mg daily as a single dose depending upon the response.
Adult: 50-100mg daily given as a single dose or divided dose. Max dose 200mg daily
Prophylaxis of migraine,
Adult: 50-100mg daily