Phentolamine Infusion Therapy

  • Michael J. Suer
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed


Phentolamine (phentolamine mesylate), a non-selective alpha-adrenergic receptor antagonist, has traditionally been used in hypertensive crises due to pheochromocytoma, extravasation management, and local anesthesia reversal. But recent research has also suggested applications beyond these indications including uses for abdominal cancer pain and neuropathic pain.


Phentolamine Infusion Pain Sympathetic mediated pain Abdominal visceral cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Suer
    • 1
  • Alaa Abd-Elsayed
    • 2
  1. 1.Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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