Which medications are used in the treatment of pheochromocytomas?

Updated: Aug 10, 2018
  • Author: Michael A Blake, MBBCh, MRCPI, FRCR; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Although there is no consensus regarding the preferred drugs for preoperative blood pressure control, alpha blockers, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers, and angiotensin receptor blockers have all been used. [58]  Start alpha blockade with phenoxybenzamine 10-14 days preoperatively to allow for expansion of blood volume. The patient should undergo volume expansion with isotonic sodium chloride solution. Encourage liberal salt intake.


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