The beta blockers--propranolol (Inderal), metoprolol (Lopressor), nadolol (Corgard), timolol (Blocadren
), atenolol (Tenormin), pindolol (Visken), or acebutolol (Sectral)--may cause insomnia, cold hands and feet, tiredness or depression, a slow heartbeat or may bring on symptoms of asthma.
Propranolol hydrochloride (Betachron E-R, Inderal), timolol maleate (Blocadren
), and nadolol (Corgard), all of which lack intrinsic sympathomimetic activity, are recognized as effective migraine prophylactic agents.
Those products, and their Merck counterparts, are: methyldopa (Aldomet), methyldopa and hydrochlorothiazide (Aldoril), timolol maleate (Blocadren
), chlorothiazide (Diuril), and amiloride HC1 and hydrochlorothiazide (Moduretic), all for treating high blood pressure; sulindac (Clinoril) and indomethacin (Indocin), both for treating arthritis; and cyclobenzaprine HC1 (Flexeril), for treating muscle spasms.
Aldomet, Sytensin, Tenex, Catapres, Ismelin, Hylorel, reserpine, Inderal, Corgard, Tenormin, Blocadren
, Lopressor, Visken, Normodyne/Trandate, Sectral, Levatol, Cartrol, Isoptin/Calan/Verelan, Kerlone
Merck Frosst scientists have three times beaten the odds and discovered drugs now being used as therapies: Flexerd, a muscle relaxant, Blocadren
, for heart disease, and Timoptic, for glaucoma.