Kerlone treats high blood pressure and other heart conditions. Do not stop taking this medication without talking to your doctor first.

Kerlone Overview


Kerlone is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. Kerlone belongs to a group of drugs called beta blockers. These work by slowing the heart rate to increase blood flow and lower blood pressure. 

This medication comes in an oral (by mouth) tablet form and is usually taken once a day, with or without food.

Common side effects of Kerlone include headache and tiredness.

Kerlone can also cause drowsiness and dizziness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Kerlone affects you.

*Brand name Kerlone tablets are no longer available. Generic versions are made available by several manufacturers.

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  • Other
  • Glaucoma, Open-angle
  • Hypertension

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Uses of Kerlone

Kerlone is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. 

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.



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Kerlone Drug Class

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Side Effects of Kerlone

Serious side effects have been reported with Kerlone. See the "Kerlone Precautions" section.

Common side effects of Kerlone include the following:

  • tiredness
  • headache
  • joint pain/inflammation
  • slow heart rate
  • shortness of breath

This is not a complete list of Kerlone side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.