Which medications in the drug class Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)?

Updated: Oct 25, 2022
  • Author: Joseph E Maakaron, MD; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Adrenergic Agonists

These agents have been used successfully for priapism, possibly due to their sympathomimetic vasopressor activity.

Pseudoephedrine (Nexafed, Sudafed, Zephrex-D, Genaphed, SudoGest)

Pseudoephedrine promotes vasoconstriction by directly stimulating alpha-adrenergic receptors.

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