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Do centrally acting alpha agonists have any side effects?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

Side effects may include weakness, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, headaches, loss of sex drive, and erectile dysfunction in men. Other side effects may include nightmares, insomnia, depression, hallucinations, behavioral changes, and an abnormally slow heart rate. 

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