A patient with hypertension and asthma is taking propranolol, a non-selective beta blocker. Which of the following side effects is the patient most at risk for?



• As a non-selective beta blocker, propranolol inhibits beta-2 receptors in the lungs, leading to bronchospasm and bronchoconstriction. A history of asthma places the patient at an increased risk for bronchospasm and constriction 

• Incorrect: Hypoglycemia, alopecia, and insomnia are all side effects associated with beta blockers, but this patient is not at an increased risk 

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