guanabenz - oral
GENERIC NAME: GUANABENZ - ORAL (GWAHN-a-benz)
USES: This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Guanabenz belongs to a class of drugs known as centrally acting antihypertensives. It works by decreasing the levels of certain brain chemicals (neurotransmitters), thereby relaxing blood vessels and decreasing blood pressure.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used with other medications to decrease symptoms of withdrawal from narcotic pain medications.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/24/2012
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