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A 51-year-old male asked:

Do the beta blockers atenenol and bystolic (nebivolol) both cross the brain barriers?

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Dr. Sameer Azhak
Cardiology 21 years experience
No and yes: Atenolol does not cross the blood brain barrier. Is one of the most hydrophilic beta blockers along with sotalol and nadolol. Bystolic (nebivolol) is more lipophilic with more carbon rings in its structure.
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