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PRAZOSIN 5MG TABLET

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Composition for PRAZOSIN

Prazosin(5mg)

food interaction for PRAZOSIN

alcohol interaction for PRAZOSIN

pregnancy interaction for PRAZOSIN

lactation interaction for PRAZOSIN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Prazosin 5mg 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.
UNSAFE
Prazosin 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PRAZOSIN

Prazosin(5mg)

Uses

Prazosin 5mg tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), increased blood pressure and heart failure.

How it works

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

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

Common Dosage for PRAZOSIN 5MG TABLET

Patients taking PRAZOSIN 5MG TABLET

  • 91%
    Once A Day
  • 9%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES for PRAZOSIN

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Expert advice for PRAZOSIN

  • 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 PRAZOSIN

Prazosin

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 13 May, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)