Beta Blockers:
Trade & Generic Drug Names

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The following is a list of trade names and generic drug names of Beta Blockers. These drugs with their respective generic drug names are available locally and are used for high blood pressure (hypertension).

The list is sorted according to the cost per day of using the medicine. The parts of the table are as follows:

  • Brand name refers to the trade name of the drug.
  • Generic name refers to the name of the active ingredient. Medicines with the same generic names have similar effects.
  • Stock dose refers to the amount (in milligrams)of the active ingredient contained in each tablet.
  • Initial dose refers to the usual amount given when the drug is initially prescribed.
  • Initial freq refers to the number of times the drug is taken each day, when it is initially prescribed.
  • Unit Price refers to the manufacturer's price per tablet.
  • Cost per day refers to the total cost of taking the drug daily, considering the stock dose, initial dose and initial frequency.

How can I make use of this data?

The data may be used by physicians to compare the cost of different Beta blockers. The tabular format provides physicians a quick survey of the comparative prices and cost-per-day of using a particular drug.

The data may be used by patients to search for more affordable drugs with the same action and bioavailability as their current prescription drug.


Centile Rank Brand Name Generic Name Stock Dose (mg) Initial Dose (mg) Initial Freq. Unit Price Cost per day
1 Cardiosel OD Metoprolol 47.5 47.5 1 4.76 4.76
1 Ritemed Metoprolol 50 50 2 2.59 5.19
3 Pharex Metoprolol 50 50 2 2.90 5.80
3 Cardiostat Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.00 6.00
5 Metoprim Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.30 6.60
5 Betacard Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 7.00 7.00
5 Metostad Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.50 7.00
7 Neobloc Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.70 7.40
7 Cardiosel Metoprolol 50 50 2 3.73 7.46
8 Cardioten Atenolol 50 50 1 7.94 7.94
10 Xicard Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 8.18 8.18
11 Tenorvas Atenolol 50 50 1 8.50 8.50
13 Carvid Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 9.00 9.00
13 Karvil Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 9.00 9.00
15 Mikelan Carteolol 5 5 1 9.03 9.03
16 Therabloc Atenolol 50 50 1 9.54 9.54
18 Durabeta Atenolol 50 50 1 10.00 10.00
31 Velorin Atenolol 50 50 1 13.75 13.75
43 Nebilet Nebivolol 5 5 1 16.37 16.37
43 Dilatrend Carvedilol 6.25 6.25 1 16.57 16.57
49 Cardipres Carvedilol 25 25 1 18.00 18.00
49 Toricard-5 Nebivolol 5 5 1 18.00 18.00
51 Sandoz Bisoprolol 5 5 1 18.70 18.70
58 Nebicar Nebivolol 5 5 1 21.17 21.17
67 Concore Bisoprolol 5 5 1 24.55 24.55
72 Betazok Metoprolol 100 50 2 28.43 28.43
76 Tenormin Atenolol 50 50 1 31.50 31.50
77 Sandoz Carvedilol 25 25 1 32.27 32.27
79 Betaloc Metoprolol 50 50 2 16.52 33.04
79 Inderal Propranolol 40 40 2 16.92 33.84
80 Visken Pindolol 5 5 1 34.31 34.31
88 Kerlone Betaxolol 20 20 1 47.00 47.00

Compiled by healthypinoy.com staff from MIMS 2013 135th Edition.
Last updated July 23, 2013.