indirect-acting sympathomimetics

indirect-acting sympathomimetics

Beta agonist drugs that act indirectly and are used to treat bronchospasm, nasal congestion and some allergic disorders. Examples are ephedrine hydrochloride (Cam); ephedrine with theophylline (Franol); and ephedreine with chlorpheniramine (chlorphenamine) (Haymine).
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The duration of TCA treatment should also be considered.[14] In short-term TCA treatment, patients can respond to indirect-acting sympathomimetics such as ephedrine due to increased presynaptic availability of norepinephrine.