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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 5051-62-7
ATC code none
PubChem 3517
DrugBank APRD00487
Chemical data
Formula C 8H8Cl2N4  
Mol. mass 231.081 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
Protein binding 90%
Metabolism  ?
Half life 6 hours
Excretion  ?
Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat. C(US)
Legal status
Routes  ?
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Guanabenz (pronounced GWAHN-a-benz, sold under the trade name Wytensin) is an alpha agonist of the alpha-2 type that is used as an antihypertensive drug. It is used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

The most common side effects during guanabenz therapy are dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headache and weakness.

Guanabenz can make one drowsy or less alert, therefore driving or operating dangerous machinery is not recommended.



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