Centrally Acting Adrenergic Drugs Contributions by ColleenO

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Possible side effects of centrally acting adrenergic drugs include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Redness, itching, and skin irritation (with skin patch)
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These drugs, which act on the nervous system, may be prescribed to help control hypertension.

Common names include:

These drugs can be taken orally. Clonidine is available through a skin patch.

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These nervous system drugs lower blood pressure by controlling nerve impulses and relaxing blood vessels.

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