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Adrenergic Agonists

Adrenergic agonists are a type of drug used to treat a range of conditions including high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease.

There are several different types of adrenergic agonists including α1 agonists such as methoxamine and α2 agonists such as clonidine and guanfacine.

  • Clonidine is a type of drug called an alpha 2-adrenergic receptor agonist or antihypertensive. It is sold under various brand names including Catapres, Dixarit, Jenloga and Kapvay.Clonidine is used to treat a range of conditions including high blood pressure, dysmenorrhea, hypertensive crisis, Tourette's syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, menopausal hot flashes, and alcohol and opiate withdrawal..
  • Guanfacine is sold under a variety of brand names including Intuniv and Tenex. It works by decreasing the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body.

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Updated
16 Jun 2018