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Cardiovascular medications - alpha2-adrenergic agonists

Cardiovascular medications - alpha2-adrenergic agonists

Alpha2-adrenergic agonist cardiovascular medications include:

  • Clonidine (Catapres-TTS Transdermal, Catapres Oral, Duraclon, Jenloga, Kapvay)
  • Methyldopa (Aldomet)
  • Guanfacine (Tenex, Intuniv)
  • Guanabenz (Wytensin)


There is no evidence that these medications deplete any nutrients.

Supporting Research

Weir MR, Hanes DS, Klassen DK, Wasser WG. Antihypertensive therapy. In: Skorecki K, Chertow GM, Marsden PA, Yu ASL, Taal MW, eds. Brenner and Rector's The Kidney. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 50.


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      Review Date: 9/19/2016  

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