Beta-Blockers & Alpha Antagonists

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Cardiovascular System

Some beta-blockers and alpha antagonists appear to be helpful in treating the flushing associated with rosacea. Traditionally, Beta-blockers have been used to treat high blood pressure and heart disease, and alpha antagonists to treat high blood pressure and hot flashes in menopause. Their use in rosacea is off-label (not approved by the FDA specifically for rosacea), but many have found them to be helpful in controlling rosacea symptoms.

Some beta-blockers and alpha antagonists that have been used successfully for this purpose include:


Alpha Antagonists

Useful links: