Which medications in the drug class Antihypertensive agents are used in the treatment of Systemic Sclerosis?

Updated: Mar 17, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antihypertensive agents

These agents are used to reduce blood pressure.

Reserpine

Reserpine depletes norepinephrine and epinephrine. This effect, in turn, depresses sympathetic nerve functions, decreasing the heart rate and lowering the arterial blood pressure.

Methyldopa (Aldomet)

Methyldopa stimulates central alpha-adrenergic receptors, resulting in decreased sympathetic outflow. Treatment results in inhibition of vasoconstriction.


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