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Phentolamine (Regitine) is used for what?
What category is it in?
Phentolamine (Regitine) is an alpha-blocker that reduces peripheral vascular resistance and is also used to treat hypertension.
Andrengenic blocker
Prazosin (Minipress) is used to treat what?
What category is it in?
Prazosin (Minipress) is an alpha1-adrenergic—blocking agent primarily used to treat hypertension and to reduce urinary obstruction in men with BPH.
Andrengenic blocker
Sotalol (Betapace) is used for what?
What is Betapace?
Sotalol (Betapace) is a nonselective beta-blocker that has very potent antidysrhythmic properties. It is commonly used for the management of difficult-to-treat dysrhythmias.
Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL) is used for what?
Metoprolol (Lopressor, Toprol XL) is a beta1-blocker that has become very popular for use in the post-MI patient.
An increased heart rate is a what effect?
Positive chronotropic effect
An increased force of contraction is a what effect?
Positive inotropic effect
An increase in conduction through the AV node is a what effect?
Positive dromotropic effect.
What drug can reverse a cholinergic crisis?
Atropine
Why is donepezil (Aricept) used to treat Alzheimer's?
Indirectly increases levels of acetylcholine by blocking acetylcholinesterase, the enzyme that breaks down Ach
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) is commonly used for?
IBS