Which medications in the drug class Alpha2 Agonists, Central-Acting are used in the treatment of Chronic Glomerulonephritis?

Updated: Feb 24, 2020
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Alpha2 Agonists, Central-Acting

Alpha-adrenergic agonists are used in combination with other agents for management of hypertension.

Clonidine (Catapres, Duraclon, Nexiclon XR)

Clonidine stimulates presynaptic (central) alpha2-adrenergic receptors, thereby reducing norepinephrine release and peripheral vasoconstriction.

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