alpha blocker

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any of various substances that interfere with the action of the alpha-receptors.
al′pha-block`ing, adj.
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Noun1.alpha blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptorsalpha blocker - any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
Minipress, prazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)
Hytrin, terazosin - antihypertensive drug (trade name Hytrin) used to treat high blood pressure
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Q I was recently prescribed an alpha blocker for high blood pressure, but I have noticed that I'm having trouble sleeping since I started taking the medication.
In addition to taking 3 antihypertensive medications, I discovered he had been prescribed doxazosin--an alpha blocker, which also lowers blood pressure--for symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Efficacy and safety of desmopression "add-on" therapy in men with persistent nocturia under alpha blocker monotherapy for LUTS: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.
After ESWL, they were randomly assigned by envelop method to either standard therapy or alpha blocker (Tamsulosin) administration.
Urimax (Tamsulosin) is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles of the bladder neck and prostate.
Kissei rapidly established robust growth of URIEF, which is now the second largest selling alpha blocker in Japan.
Although commonly prescribed to treat chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome, alfuzosin (Uroxatral), a member of a class of drugs known as alpha blockers, did not significantly reduce symptoms in recently diagnosed men who had not previously used an alpha blocker, according to a study published Dec.
The study found that 73 percent of men with an enlarged prostate and overactive bladder who were given Detrol LA and an alpha blocker called doxazosin reported improved symptoms.
A five-year, multicenter study provided the first scientific evidence that combining the alpha blocker doxazosin (Cardura[R]) with the drug finasteride (Proscar[R]) was significantly more effective than using either treatment alone, said Dr.
The JNC recommendations for antihypertensives chosen for a hypertensive urgency include an alpha blocker such as oral clonidine, an oral ACE inhibitor (captopril) or a direct vasodilator such as minoxidil.[6,11] Clonidine is available in sustained-release form to provide for longer coverage.
Alpha blocker drug treatment Alpha blocker drugs are taken by mouth, usually once or twice a day.