alpha-adrenoceptor-blocking drugs

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alpha-adrenoceptor-blocking drugs

; alpha-blockers vasodilator and marked antihypertensive agents that block postsynaptic alpha-receptors (see phenoxybenzamine hydrochloride)
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Antihypertensives that may cause sleep disturbances include alpha-blockers, beta-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin-II receptor blockers (ARBs).
Alpha-blockers are effective, but are associated with orthostasis and syncopal events.
It belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha-blockers and its action is selective leading to relief of symptoms like feeling the need to urinate frequently or urgently, weak stream, difficulty in beginning the flow of urine and the need to urinate during the middle of the night.
The double-blind, 12-week, placebo-controlled Phase 2 study evaluated the safety and efficacy of RAPAFLO(R) in patients with moderate to severe non-bacterial CP/CPPS who previously had not received alpha-blockers for the condition.
These include antibiotics or so-called alpha-blockers for chronic prostatitis.
The results of our study will inform not only future clinical trials of alpha-blockers, but also other potential therapies," New England Journal of Medicine quoted lead researcher Dr.
Alpha-blockers don't work in everyone, though, and they can cause side effects like dizziness, headache, and postural hypotension (light-headedness after standing up).
The cardiovascular drugs that have the most favorable profile would be the class of alpha-blockers, ACE inhibitors and ARBs--venodilators, nitrates and slow calcium channel blockers (with the exception of verapamil, which may cause a significant decrease in heart rate response at peak exercise.
The alpha-blockers, represented by doxazosin, were better than placebo in preserving erectile function (7).
Alpha-blockers relax the muscle, reduce the obstruction and improve symptoms almost immediately, though they can cause side-effects such as faintness, weakness and tiredness.