Peripheral Adrenergic

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Peripherally Acting Alpha-Adrenergic Blockers blocks the hormone noradrenaline from tightening the muscles in the walls of smaller arteries and veins. It causes the vessels to remain open and relaxed, thus improves blood flow, and lowers blood pressure.

Peripheral Alpha-Adrenergic medications

  • Cardura (generic name - Doxazosin)
  • Dibenzyline (generic name - Phenoxybenzamine)
  • Minipress (generic name - Prazosin)
  • Hytrin (generic name - Terazosin)

Avoid peripheral Alpha-adrenergic blockers

Avoid peripheral Alpha-adrenergic blockers, if elderly and people who have liver problems should discuss with the doctor about the risks of using these medications.

Side Effects of peripheral alpha-adrenergic blocker

Dizziness, tiredness, lightheaded, Vision problems, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or legs, decreased sexual ability.

Warning Signs of peripheral alpha-adrenergic blocker

Consult doctor immediately if having; chest-pain, irregular heartbeat, painful erection in men.

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