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Antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

What are Antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting?

Centrally acting antiadrenergic agents inhibit the stimulation of the central nervous system alpha-adrenergic receptors and decrease sympathetic stimulation to the blood vessels and the heart. They block the release and action of catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine), which are released in response to stress.

Centrally acting antiadrenergic agents make the heart beat slower and with less force, and relax the blood vessels. All these actions lead to a decrease blood pressure.

Centrally acting antiadrenergic agents are used to treat hypertension.

List of Antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting

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Drug Name Avg. Rating Reviews
Intuniv (Pro)
Generic name: guanfacine
158 reviews
Catapres (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
50 reviews
Lucemyra (Pro)
Generic name: lofexidine
36 reviews
Kapvay (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
18 reviews
Catapres-TTS (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
11 reviews
Tenex (Pro)
Generic name: guanfacine
8 reviews
Generic name: methyldopa
3 reviews
Generic name: guanabenz
No reviews
Nexiclon XR (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
No reviews
Duraclon (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
No reviews
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