Variable Details

Available Studies

ROS, MAP, MARS, Clinical Core, LATC

Scaled? 

Not Scaled

Variable Type 

Longitudinal

Variable Name 

beta_block_rx

Categories

Medications

Beta blocker medications
Beta blocker medication usage in last 2 weeks

Value Coding
0 (no) if participant was not taking a beta-blocker medication at this visit
1 (yes) if participant was taking a beta blocker medication at this visit

Participants supplied all medications prescribed by a doctor, vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter remedies and medicines taken in the 2 weeks prior to the evaluation. Direct visual inspection of all containers of prescription and over-the-counter agents allowed for medication documentation. Medications were subsequently coded using the Medi-Span Drug Data Base system.

Medications included:

ATENOLOL               TOPROL XL            METOPROLOL
PROPRANOLOL            COREG                LOPRESSOR
COREG                  NADOLOL              LABETALOL
TENORMIN               INDERAL              INDERAL LA
ATENOL/CHLOR           CARVEDILOL           ZIAC
SOTALOL HCL            BISOPRL/HCTZ         CORGARD
METOPROL TAR           PINDOLOL             ACEBUTOLOL

Medi-Span. Master Drug Data Base Documentation Manual. Indianapolis, IN: Medi-Span, 1995.