Alpha 2 Blockers

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CharlieSCC
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185215
Filename:
Alpha 2 Blockers
Updated:
2012-11-24 23:04:35
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Alpha Blockers Cardiac meds antihypertensives
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Description:
Alpha 2 Blockers, CNS acting agents
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  1. Alpha 2 blockers

    clonidine  -  Catapres
    methyldopa  -  Aldomet

    MOA
    • Stimulates alpha-adrenergic receptors in the CNS
    • - decreasing sympathetic outflow inhibiting cardioacceleration and vasoconstriction centers

    Prevents pain signal transmission to CNS by stimulating alpha-adrenergic receptors in the spinal cord

    decrease BP, decrease pain
  2. Alpha 2 blockers

    clonidine  -  Catapres
    methyldopa  -  Aldomet

    SE
    drowziness, dry mouth, withdrawal
  3. Alpha 2 blockers

    clonidine  -  Catapres
    methyldopa  -  Aldomet

    Contraindication
    Pedi, Geri, OB, Lactation

    Aldomet primarily for OB and darkens urine
  4. Alpha 2 blockers

    names?
    • clonidine  -  Catapres
    • methyldopa  -  Aldomet

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