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Alpha Blockers

Alpha blockers are a type of blood pressure medicine. Alpha blockers lower blood pressure by keeping a hormone called norepinephrine from tightening the muscles in the walls of smaller arteries and veins. As a result, the blood vessels remain open and relaxed. This improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure. Alpha blockers are either short-acting or long-acting medicines. Short-acting medicines work quickly, but their effects last only a few hours. Long-acting medicines take longer to work, but their effects last longer. The alpha blocker that's best for you depends on your health and the condition being treated.
Alpha blockers typically aren't the first treatment option for high blood pressure. Instead, they're used together with other medicines, such as diuretics, when high blood pressure is difficult to control.

Alpha blockers are a type of blood pressure medicine. Alpha blockers lower blood pressure by keeping a hormone called norepinephrine from tightening the muscles in the walls of smaller arteries and veins. As a result, the blood vessels remain open and relaxed. This improves blood flow and lowers blood pressure.

Alpha blockers are either short-acting or long-acting medicines. Short-acting medicines work quickly, but their effects last only a few hours. Long-acting medicines take longer to work, but their effects last longer. The alpha blocker that’s best for you depends on your health and the condition being treated.

Alpha blockers typically aren’t the first treatment option for high blood pressure. Instead, they’re used together with other medicines, such as diuretics, when high blood pressure is difficult to control.

Alpha Blockers

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Alpha blockers are valuable medications used in the management of various medical conditions, including hypertension, benign prostatic hyperplasia, Raynaud's disease, and pheochromocytoma. By blocking the action of alpha-adrenergic receptors, these medications produce vasodilation, smooth muscle relaxation, and relief of urinary symptoms. While generally well tolerated, alpha blockers may cause side effects such as orthostatic hypotension and first-dose phenomenon, necessitating close monitoring and patient education.