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A 23-year-old male asked:

Dysautonomia my brain vessels constrict and make me feel lightheaded, what drugs vasodilate only the brain?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 50 years experience
None, but: Low dose verapamil or diltiazem in continuous release (120-180mg) should help. They prevent vasoconstriction in migraines. Bet it will work!
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Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Vasodilators: There are many vasodilators, but they're not necessarily specific to cerebral vasodilation. They include carbon dioxide, hydergine, papaverine, xenon, vinpocetine, YC-93, dipyridamole, etc. Many have been used to induce "cerebral steal" in the setting of stroke. See a neurologist to discuss the cause of your lightheadedness. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003092.htm
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Last updated Dec 2, 2015

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