Prazo 5mg Tablet XL

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Introduction

Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is used to treat high blood pressure and lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. It may also be used to treat heart failure and mild enlargement of the prostate gland.

Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicines. It can be taken with or without food. The dose will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. Take this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. High blood pressure does not usually have symptoms so keep taking it even if you feel well. If you stop, your blood pressure may rise and put you at risk of heart attack or stroke. You may need to take it for the rest of your life.

The most common side effects of this medicine include dizziness, headache, nausea, and unusual beating of the heart (palpitation). Most side effects disappear when you get used to the medicine. It may also cause your blood pressure to go too low especially when you first start taking this medicine. Your doctor may be able to help with ways of preventing or reducing these side effects.

If you are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or breastfeeding, ask your doctor before using this medicine. Also, inform your doctor if you have a history of heart failure, liver disease, or kidney disease and if you are having eye surgery for a cataract. Your blood pressure will need to be checked regularly while using this medicine.

Uses of Prazo Tablet XL

Benefits of Prazo Tablet XL

In Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Prazo 5mg Tablet XL works by relaxing your blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure. If your blood pressure is controlled, you are less at risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or kidney problems. The medicine must be taken regularly as prescribed to be effective. You may not feel the immediate benefit after taking the medicine, however, it works in the long term to keep you well.

In Treatment of Heart failure

Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is usually used in the treatment of heart failure when other medicines are no longer working or have not worked at all. It works by relaxing your blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. The medicine improves your heart function and helps reduce the symptoms of congestion. To get the most benefits from the medicine, it should be taken regularly and as long as the doctor has prescribed it.

Side effects of Prazo Tablet XL

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Prazo

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Low energy
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea

How to use Prazo Tablet XL

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. Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Prazo Tablet XL works

Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is an alpha blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may be started with a low dose and then increased further. Regular blood pressure monitoring is advisable for dose adjustment.
Liver
CAUTION
Prazo 5mg Tablet XL should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Prazo 5mg Tablet XL may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Prazo Tablet XL?

If you miss a dose of Prazo 5mg Tablet XL, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Prazo 5mg Tablet XL for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure, especially when you first start taking this medicine. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking Prazo 5mg Tablet XL as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine causing increased dizziness.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • Inform your doctor that you are taking Prazo 5mg Tablet XL if you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Piperazine Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
CARDIAC
Action Class
Adrenergic receptor (alpha) antagonist- selective

Interaction with drugs

Taking Prazo with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Atazor, Atavir, Virataz
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Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
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Brand(s): Indease, Indivan, Virodin
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Brand(s): Itracip
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FAQs

Q. Is Prazo 5mg Tablet XL a sleeping pill?

No, Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is not a sleeping pill. On the contrary, it may cause difficulty falling asleep as an uncommon side effect of Prazo 5mg Tablet XL. A rare side effect of Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is an increased tendency to fall asleep if you have a sleep disorder (narcolepsy).

Q. Can Prazo 5mg Tablet XL get you high?

No, Prazo 5mg Tablet XL does not get you high. It does not have any abuse potential or any dependence. The common psychiatric side effects of Prazo 5mg Tablet XL include nervousness and depression.

Q. Is Prazo 5mg Tablet XL used for anxiety?

No, Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is not used for anxiety. But, it has been found to be effective in relieving sleep problems related to post-traumatic stress disorder when taken at high doses. Post-traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder which is found in people who experience or witness a traumatic, life-threatening event. This is not an approved use and therefore the benefit versus risks should be first considered by the doctor before prescribing.

Q. How should Prazo 5mg Tablet XL be taken?

Always take this medicine exactly as advised by your doctor. Prazo 5mg Tablet XL should be taken by mouth and can be taken before or after meal and drinks. Usually, it is advised to take the dose two or three times a day at evenly spaced intervals.

Q. What precaution should be followed while taking Prazo 5mg Tablet XL?

Prazo 5mg Tablet XL in certain cases can make you feel lightheaded or weak particularly when you first take it. This can happen when standing up and can occasionally cause fainting. If you feel light-headed or weak after taking the medicine; lie down and try to get up slowly when you feel better. Prazo 5mg Tablet XL is usually started at the lowest possible dose and gradually increased, depending on how you respond to treatment. Do not change the dose or stop taking the tablets without first checking with your doctor.

Q. How long do I need to take Prazo 5mg Tablet XL?

Your doctor will decide the duration of treatment based on the condition you are being treated for. For instance, if you are being treated for high blood pressure then you may have to take it life long.

Q. What class of drug is Prazo 5mg Tablet XL?

Prazo 5mg Tablet XL belongs to a class of medications called alpha-blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body.

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