The pro-inflammatory, pain producing, and cardiovascular effects of bradykinin B2 receptor activation are well characterized. Bradykinin B1 receptors also produce inflammation and pain. Therefore, antagonists are expected to be anti-inflammatory/analgesic drugs. Other exploitable clinical opportunities may exist. The newly discovered non-peptide B2 receptor antagonists and the equivalent B1 receptor pharmacological agents, which are in the pipeline, are suitable preclinical tools to properly evaluate potential utilities.