GENERIC NAME: PHENOXYBENZAMINE - ORAL (fen-OX-ee-BEN-za-meen)
BRAND NAME(S): Dibenzyline
USES: This medication is used to treat high blood pressure and heavy sweating due to a certain tumor of the adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma). Phenoxybenzamine belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.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 treat certain blood circulation problems (e.g., Raynaud's syndrome).It is also used to treat certain conditions which involve difficulty urinating (e.g., neurogenic bladder, partial prostatic obstruction).
HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually 2 to 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, take it at the same times each day. It is important to continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Most people with high blood pressure do not feel sick.Do not suddenly stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor. Your condition may become worse when the drug is suddenly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.Inform your doctor if your condition worsens (e.g., your routine blood pressure readings increase).
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