Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

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Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Minipress 5mg Tablet

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389.14
₹12.97/Tablet
30 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Minipress Tablet

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Uses of Minipress Tablet

Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, hypertension, heart failure and Raynaud's disease.
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Side effects of Minipress Tablet

Common

Dizziness, Fainting, Sleepiness, Weakness, Nausea, Vomiting, Headache, Edema, Blurred vision, Dry mouth, Nasal congestion, Breathlessness, Constipation.

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How to use Minipress Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Minipress XL 5mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Minipress Tablet works

Minipress xl 5mg tablet works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. Minipress xl 5mg tablet also lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.

In Depth Information on Minipress Tablet

Expert advice for Minipress Tablet

  • The drug can cause dizziness, drowziness or nausea. Consult your doctor, if these side effects do not improve.
  • Take the drug with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects.
  • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this drug and consult your doctor, if it has not improved.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machinery after taking prazosin.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Minipress XL 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Minipress XL 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lac
tation. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Minipress XL 5mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, ti
red, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Minipress XL 5mg Tablet may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular blood pressure monitoring is advisable for dose adjustment.
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Liver
CAUTION
Minipress XL 5mg Tablet should be used with caution in pati
ents with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Flutis 150mg Tablet, Onecan 400mg Tablet, Onitraz 100mg Capsule, AF 150mg Tablet DT

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Prazosin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Minipress 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Prazosin

Minipress is an alpha blocker and is used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, painfully cold fingers (Raynaud’s Disease) or mild enlargement of the prostate gland (prostatic hyperplasia) in men.
Minipress is generally well tolerated and safe if used at prescribed doses for a prescribed duration as advised by a doctor.
Minipress is not addictive as it does not have any habit-forming potential.
Weight gain has not been reported with Minipress. However, if you have heart failure, Minipress can gradually become less helpful over several months and if this happens you may notice swelling of your legs or ankles due to retention of fluid known as edema. If you develop edema or weight gain while taking Minipress tell your doctor as your doctor may need to change the dose of Minipress or other medicines you are taking.
Sedation (drowsiness) is a common side effect of Minipress. Minipress may cause dizziness, drowsiness, syncope and headache. If you experience these symptoms, do not drive or use any tools or machinery while taking Minipress and consult your doctor.
Minipress is not used for the treatment of anxiety. Please consult your doctor if you experience anxiety as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Minipress has not been reported to cause urinary retention. Minipress actually helps in relieving urinary retention if it was due to an enlarged prostate when used along with other medicines.
Minipress can make you feel tired. However, please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness after taking Minipress.
Minipress is not used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Please consult your doctor if you have erectile dysfunction before taking any medicines.
Minipress has not been reported to cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor if you experience weight loss while taking Minipress as your doctor would be able to find the exact reason of weight loss and manage accordingly.
Minipress is not a controlled substance. A controlled substance is generally a drug or chemical whose manufacture, possession or use is regulated by a government. Minipress is available when prescribed by a doctor.
Minipress is not a narcotic substance. It belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha blockers.
Minipress is not a benzodiazepine. Minipress belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha blockers.
Minipress is not used for the treatment of nightmares. Minipress is usually used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), heart failure, painfully cold fingers (Raynaud’s Disease) or mild enlargement of the prostate gland (prostatic hyperplasia) in men.
Minipress is not a blood thinner. Minipress belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha blockers.
Q. Is Minipress like alprazolam?
Minipress is not like alprazolam, it belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha blockers, used in the treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure), heart failure, painfully cold fingers (Raynaud’s Disease) or mild enlargement of the prostate gland (prostatic hyperplasia) in men while alprazolam belongs to a group of medicines known as benzodiazepines which are used in the treatment of anxiety.
Minipress is not a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). Minipress belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha blockers.
Minipress is not a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). Minipress belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha blockers.
Q. Can I take Minipress with ibuprofen?
There has been reported a minor interaction that ibuprofen can decrease the effects of Minipress. Please consult your doctor before taking these two medicines together.
Minipress is not a beta-blocker. It belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha blockers.
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