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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 Reviews Avg. Ratings
Catapres-TTS (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
11 reviews
Catapres (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
48 reviews
Kapvay (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
18 reviews
Tenex (Pro)
Generic name: guanfacine
6 reviews
Generic name: methyldopa
2 reviews
Intuniv (Pro)
Generic name: guanfacine
141 reviews
Lucemyra (Pro)
Generic name: lofexidine
14 reviews
Duraclon (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Nexiclon XR (Pro)
Generic name: clonidine
0 reviewsAdd rating
Generic name: guanabenz
0 reviewsAdd rating

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