Alpha blockers


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Alpha blockers

Medications that bind alpha adrenergic receptors and decrease the workload of the heart and lower blood pressure. They are commonly used to treat hypertension, peripheral vascular disease, and hyperplasia.
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In the ALLHAT study, diuretic drugs were compared to angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors that widen blood vessels and decrease resistance, calcium channel blockers that relax vessels by slowing the flow of calcium into the heart and alpha blockers, which also relax blood vessels.
Hypersensitivity to the particular alpha blocker agent.
Drugs classes considered include Diuretics, Beta blockers, Alpha blockers, Adrenergic receptor agonists, Calcium channel blockers, ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Statins, Aldosterone antagonists or others (specified).
The alpha blockers did not affect uroflowmetric parametres in different voiding positions.
1 Mean percentage of patients receiving the top nine beta or alpha blockers for the treatment of Hypertension.
In studies on combination therapy, symptom relief was maintained after withdrawal of alpha blockers in majority of patients with moderate symptoms, whereas there was worsening experienced by the patients with severe symptoms.
There is evidence that discontinuation of an alpha blocker after a period of combination therapy may provide durable symptom relief.
A review of 53 cases of ruptured pheochromocytoma revealed that 17 (32%) of the patients died, and that no mortality occurred among the 12 patients who received an alpha blocker (for high blood pressure) and fluid infusion therapy before surgery.
Finasteride monotherapy maintains stable lower urinary tract symptoms in men with BPH following cessation of alpha blockers.
First-generation alpha blockers are nonselective with regard to alpha 1 adrenoreceptor subtypes and, as a result, have been associated with orthostatic hypotension," said Leonard S.
PRA has implemented REMS programs in support of novel drugs and biologicals, such as TNF alpha blockers, as well as mature products such as antiepileptic drugs.