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What are the side effects of taking peripheral adrenergic inhibitors to treat high blood pressure?

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This type of medication blocks neurotransmitters in the brain, so the message to constrict doesn't reach smooth muscles. Used less often than other high blood pressure medications, these drugs can cause:

If nightmares or insomnia persist, talk with your doctor about another high blood pressure medication option.

  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or weakness when you stand up suddenly or get up in the morning (from reduced blood pressure)
  • Erection problems
  • Heartburn
  • Stuffy nose

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

NHLBI: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

NHLBI: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

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