Any of a class of drugs that prevent the stimulation of the adrenergic receptors responsible for increased blood pressure.
- Because the alpha blocker lowers your blood pressure, it can make you feel tired or sleepy.
- Other high blood pressure medications your doctor may prescribe are diuretics, beta blockers, calcium antagonists and alpha blockers.
- Calcium channel blockers (eg nifedipine) or alpha blockers (eg prazosin) - these help widen the blood vessels.
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