Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Wednesday January 9, 2008

Q; Which 2 very commonly used medicines, physicians prescribe simultaneously and probably reflexly - but they cancel each other effects ?

A; β-blockers and Dobutamine (while trying to control tachycardia of dobutamine by b-blockers)

Dobutamine is a selective β1 adrenergic agonist and its effect get neutralize by β-blockers.

Atenolol, Esmolol, Metoprolol are β1 blockers

Carvedilol, Labetalol and Nadolol are β1, β2 blockers

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