Don't Shy Away From Selective Beta-Blockers in Most COPD or Asthma Patients
We're still getting questions about whether beta-blockers are safe for patients with COPD or asthma.
Many of us were taught to avoid beta-blockers in these patients...because of concerns about bronchoconstriction.
But cardioSELECTIVE options (metoprolol, bisoprolol, etc) don't cause more exacerbations or reduce airway function in COPD or asthma. And patients still respond to beta-agonists (albuterol, salmeterol, etc).