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How Kerlone Works and Other Indications

How Does Kerlone Work?

Kerlone is a beta-adrenergic blocking agent, more often known as a beta blocker. As you might guess, these medications work by blocking beta receptors in the body. Beta receptors are located in a number of places within the body, including the heart and blood vessels. Stress hormones (such as adrenaline) bind to these receptors and cause certain reactions in the body, such as:
 
By blocking beta receptors, Kerlone causes the reverse effect of stress hormones and reduces blood pressure. It is important to note that Kerlone is more likely to block beta-1 receptors (such as those in the heart and blood vessels), opposed to beta-2 receptors (such as those found in the lungs), which can theoretically make the medication safer than other beta blockers for people with breathing problems such as asthma.
 

Can It Be Used in Children or Teens?

Kerlone is not approved for use in children or teens. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Kerlone in children.
 

Off-Label Uses of Kerlone

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Kerlone for something other than high blood pressure. Some off-label uses of beta blockers (such as Kerlone) include:
 
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