Alpha-1 Blockers Flashcards


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Alpha 1-Blockers

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Tamsulosin

Flomax

NOTE: Selective Alpha-1A Blocker

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Mechanism of Action: Alpha 1-Blockers

Alpha-1 Blockers bind to alpha-1 adrenergic receptors which results in peripheral vasodilation of arterioles and veins.

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FDA Indications: Alpha-1 Blockers

  • Benign Prostate Hyperplasia
  • BPH + Hypertension
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Adverse Effects of Alpha-1 Blockers

  • Infectious Disease
  • Dizziness
  • HA
  • Abnormal Ejaculation
  • Rhinitis (stuffy nose)
  • Asthenia (weakness)
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Patient Counseling Tips

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Patients taking Alpha Blockers should be advised that these medications can cause side effects that impair your _______ or ________.

Thinking OR Reactions

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Patients taking Alpha Blockers should be advised that _______ can make dizziness worse and increase nocturia if consumed close to bedtime.

Alcohol

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Patients taking Alpha Blockers should be advised that taking _________ and antihistamines can make symptoms worsen.

  • Decongestants
  • Antihistamines
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Patients taking Alpha Blockers should inform the doctor about the use of this medication before cataract surgery because Alpha Blockers can cause ______ ______ _______ __________.

Intraoperative Floppy Iris Syndrome

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Patients taking Alpha Blockers should be advised to seek medical attention right away to prevent damage to the penis if they experience an erection for more than ____ hours or is _____.

  • 4 hours
  • Painful
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Patients should take Tamsulosin _____ hour after the same meal everyday.

1 hour