Generic Name : Phenoxybenzamine Pronunciation : fen-OX-ee-BEN-za-meen Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Adrenergic Blockers - Peripherally Acting ICD Code : Y51.8
India- Biophenox , Fenoxene.
International- Dibenzyline. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an alpha-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and sweating caused by a certain kind of tumor. It works by relaxing blood vessels. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Contraindicated in patients with fall in blood pressure and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
PO- The recommended initial dose is 10mg twice a day. It may be increased upto 40mg in divided doses if needed. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart, brain, kidney problems, irregular heartbeat, respiratory tract infection, cancer, who are taking other medications, any allergy, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause drowsiness, lightheadedness, or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
Most Common - Low blood pressure, fast heart rate, inhibition of ejaculation, nasal congestion and miosis.
Miscellaneous - Gastrointestinal irritation, drowsiness and fatigue.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store at 25°C.
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