Some popular beta blocker brands include Sectral, Inderal, Zebeta, Corgard and Lopressor, says RxList. Other brands include Tenormin, Bystolic, Blocadren and Betapace. These drugs help to reduce blood pressure by slowing the heart rate and the strength of a heartbeat.
Beta blockers treat hypertension either alone or alongside other medications, such as calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors and diuretics, explains WebMD. These drugs are useful for patients suffering from heart failure or angina or those who have had a heart attack. They lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. Beta blockers may have several side effects including dizziness, feeling tired and trouble sleeping.