guanabenz acetate


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guanabenz acetate

[gwan′abenz]
a centrally acting alpha2 adrenergic agonist that decreases sympathetic nervous system tone.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of hypertension.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among adverse effects are dizziness, sedation, and dry mouth.

guanabenz acetate (gwän´əbenz),

n brand names: Wytensin;
drug class: centrally acting antihypertensive;
action: stimulates central α2-adrenergic receptors, resulting in decreased sympathetic outflow from the brain;
use: hypertension.