Which medications in the drug class Alpha Adrenergic Agonists are used in the treatment of Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Alpha Adrenergic Agonists

These agents increase peripheral vasoconstriction.


This agent does not have beta-adrenergic activity. It produces systemic arterial vasoconstriction, which, in turn, increases systolic and diastolic blood pressure while potentially reducing heart rate and cardiac output.

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