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Composition for PRACEPT

Prazosin(2.5 mg)

food interaction for PRACEPT

alcohol interaction for PRACEPT

pregnancy interaction for PRACEPT

lactation interaction for PRACEPT

It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Pracept 2.5 mg tablet at a fixed time.
Taking prazosin with alcohol can lower your blood pressure. This can cause dizziness or feeling like you might pass out, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
Pracept 2.5 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Prazosin(2.5 mg)


It is used mainly to treat high blood pressure. It may also be used to treat heart failure, painful cold fingers (Raynaud’s disease) or mild enlargement of the prostate gland (prostatic hyperplasia) in men.

How it works

Pracept 2.5 mg tablet belongs to a class of medications called alpha blockers. Pracept 2.5 mg tablet works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes more easily through them  thereby decreasing the blood pressure. It also allows the heart to pump blood more easily.

Common side effects

Frequent and excessive erections of penis, Burning sensation, Itching, Chest pain, Decreased blood pressure, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Weakness, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Altered heart rate


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Expert advice for PRACEPT

  • 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.

Frequently asked questions for PRACEPT


Q. What is minipress xl?
Minipress XL is a brand (proprietary) name of prazosin drug. Prazosin is an alpha blocker used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Q. Is prazosin an opiate, narcotic, benzodiazepine, or beta-blocker?
No. Prazosin is not narcotic. It doesn’t belong to opiate, benzodiazepine or beta blocker class. Prazosin is an alpha blocker used in the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension).
Q. Is prazosin safe?
Prazosin is generally well tolerated. Self-medication is always harmful, so it should be used only under the guidance and recommendations of a doctor.
Q. Is prazosin addictive?
No. Prazosin does not have habit forming potential.

Top Medicines Prescribed with PRACEPT 2.5 MG TABLET


Content on this page was last updated on 29 September, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)