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Phenoxybenzamine

INFORMATION

Uses

Phenoxybenzamine is used in the treatment of increased blood pressure .

How it works

Phenoxybenzamine lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.

Common side effects

Dizziness, Fainting, Nasal congestion, Sexual dysfunction, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Stomach upset

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Expert advice

  • Exercise caution during treatment with phenoxybenzamine in an elderly patient.
  • Inform your doctor, if you have any heart complaints, brain arteries thickening, low blood pressure or kidney diseases.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as phenoxybenzamine may cause drowsiness or dizziness.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions

Phenoxybenzamine

Q.How long and quick does phenoxybenzamine take to work?
The effect of phenoxybenzamine starts in about 1 hour after an intravenous dose. Following oral administration, the action starts gradually over several hours and persists for 3-4 days following a single dose

Q.Is phenoxybenzamine an antibiotic?
No, phenoxybenzamine is not used as an antibiotic.


Content on this page was last updated on 24 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)