American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A drug that opposes the excitatory effects of norepinephrine released from sympathetic nerve endings at alpha-receptors and that causes vasodilation and a decrease in blood pressure. Also called alpha-adrenergic blocking agent.
- n. pharmacology A drug which blocks α1-adrenergic receptors in arteries and smooth muscles. Used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostatitis and other conditions.
- n. any of various drugs that block alpha-adrenergic receptors; used in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia; relaxes the muscles of the prostate and bladder
“As an alternative, we chose a generic alpha-blocker called doxazosin as our Best Buy selection because it is as effective and safe as Flomax, but costs just $10 or less per month.”
“If you and your doctor decide that a drug is appropriate for your condition, we still recommend the alpha-blocker doxazosin as your first option.”
“Our recent Best Buy Drugs report on drugs to treat enlarged prostate, which is based on a rigorous analysis of more than 60 studies on drugs used to treat this condition, concluded that no one alpha-blocker is better or safer than another.”
“As an alternative, we chose a generic alpha-blocker called doxazosinas our Best Buy selection because it is as effective and safe as Flomax, but costs just $10 or less per month.”
“For most men, doxazosin — a generic alpha-blocker — works just as well and is as safe as the heavily-advertised drug Flomax (a brand-name alpha-blocker).”
“For most men, doxazosin—a generic alpha-blocker—works just as well and is as safe as the heavily-advertised drug Flomax a brand-name alpha-blocker.”
“If it is less likely to cause sexual difficulties than finasteride or an alpha-blocker like terazosin, I am very interested.”
“If considering cataract surgery (clouding of the eyes), tell your eye surgeon that you are currently taking UROXATRAL or have previously been treated with an alpha-blocker.”
“This, GSK and the researchers say, was quite unexpected, inconsistent with earlier studies, and could be related to the alpha-blocker drugs some of the patients were taking.”
“Flomax (Tamsulosin) is an alpha-blocker that is used to improve symptoms, associated with an enlarged prostate.”
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