Peripherally acting adrenergic drugs, also called sympatholytic drugs, act by blocking nerve impulses that trigger vasoconstriction, causing blood vessels to dilate and therefore reduce blood pressure. Those drugs may also help relieve symptoms of heart failure.
Examples of peripherally acting adrenergic drugs: doxazosin, guanethidine, prazosin, terazosin.
See also: Peripherally acting sympatholytics.
Cardiovascular drug groups:
Diuretics | Beta Blockers | Calcium Channel Blockers | ACE Inhibitors | Centrally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Peripherally Acting Adrenergic Drugs | Nitrates | Hypolipidemic Agents | Cardiac Glycosides | Antithrombotics