Introduction

Alpha blockers are used in the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia and hypertension.

Indications

Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Hypertension

Adverse effects

  • Postural hypotension
  • Drowsiness
  • Dyspnoea
  • Cough

Contraindications

Caution should be exercised in patients who are having cataract surgery due to the risk of intra-operative floppy iris syndrome