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Which is the following drug is contraindicated in Pheochromocytoma for solo therapy of hypertension? (LQ)



A Alpha-blocker
B Beta-blocker

C Indapamide
D None of the above

Ans. B

Beta-blocker

Treatment

1). Pre-operativelyAlpha & Beta -blockade: phenoxybenzamine (alpha-blocker) is used before beta -blocker to avoid crisis from unopposed alpha -adrenergic stimulation.

2). Surgery to Remove the tumour most common post-operative complication is hypotension which is treated by normal saline infusion.

Extra Edge:

1). Beta blocker alone are contraindicated in pheochromocytomas (AIPG 06)

2). Most common post-operative complication is Hypotension which managed by giving normal saline.

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