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General Information on Phenoxybenzamine

Generic Name : Phenoxybenzamine

Pronunciation : fen-OX-ee-BEN-za-meen

Latest prescription information about Phenoxybenzamine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y51.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Adrenergic Blockers - Peripherally Acting

Trade Names/Brand Names of Phenoxybenzamine

India : 

International : 

Dibenzyline

Why is Phenoxybenzamine 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 should Phenoxybenzamine not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with fall in blood pressure and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Phenoxybenzamine?

PO- The recommended initial dose is 10mg twice a day. It may be increased upto 40mg in divided doses if needed.

How should Phenoxybenzamine be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Phenoxybenzamine?

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.

What are the side effects of Phenoxybenzamine?

   Most Common : Low blood pressure, fast heart rate, inhibition of ejaculation, nasal congestion and miosis.
   Miscellaneous : Gastrointestinal irritation, drowsiness and fatigue.

What are the other precautions for Phenoxybenzamine?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Phenoxybenzamine?

Store at 25C.

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