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 to develop?


• As a non-selective beta blocker, propranolol inhibits beta-2 receptors in the lungs, leading to bronchospasm and bronchoconstriction. 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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