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What are the side effects of taking central agonists to treat high blood pressure?

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These high blood pressure medications control nerve impulses, relaxing blood vessels. Central agonists may cause:

  • Anemia
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, or weakness when you stand up suddenly or get up in the morning (from a drop in blood pressure)
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Erection problems
  • Fever

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

NHLBI: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

NHLBI: "Types of Blood Pressure Medications."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on March 21, 2019

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