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Terakare 1 mg Tablet

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Uses of Terakare Tablet

Terakare Tablet side effects

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

How to use Terakare 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. Terakare 1 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Terakare Tablet works

Terakare 1 mg Tablet is an alpha-blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.

Terakare Tablet related warnings

It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Terakare 1 mg Tablet. Taking terazosin with alcohol can lower blood pressure. This may cause dizziness, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
Terakare 1 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Terakare 1 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Terakare 1 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Terakare 1 mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Terakare 1 mg Tablet is recommended.
Terakare 1 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Terakare 1 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Terakare 1 mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Terakare Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Terakare 1 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Terakare 1 mg Tablet 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 Terakare 1 mg Tablet 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 Terakare 1 mg Tablet if you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.
  • It may also be used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Terakare with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
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Brand(s): Vemol
Brand(s): Psycool, Proparise
Brand(s): Losin, Tosar

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Terakare

am having Benign prostate & have two stents . but recently, lack of desire & arousal
Dr. Deepak Kumar Soni
Skin Specialist
Hi kindly start taking Chandraprabha vati 1-1 tablet morning evening after taking food with milk or water daily
What is hyperplasia nd wht a treatment
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Skin Specialist
Mr. PATIENT is not a medical condition, it's just a histological term mentioned in pathology reports
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Q. Is Terakare a beta blocker or an alpha blocker?

Terakare belongs to class of medications called alpha-receptor blockers or alpha-blockers

Q. Is Terakare safe?

Terakare is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Terakare a statin or a blood thinner (thin the blood)?

Terakare is neither a statin nor a blood thinner

Q. Is terazosin a diuretic?

No, terazosin is not a diuretic, it antagonizes the alpha receptors causing relaxation of the smooth muscle tone in the prostate and bladder neck, hence the urine is passed easily in patients with enlarged prostrate

Q. Is Terakare a narcotic?

No, Terakare is not a narcotic

Q. Does Terakare lower heart rate?

No, Terakare is not known to reduce heart rate. Increase in heart rate or irregular heart rate is a common adverse event reported for Terakare

Q. Does Terakare cause weight gain/ impotence/ tiredness/ constipation and dry mouth?

Weight gain/ tiredness/ constipation and dry mouth are common side effects of Terakare therapy. However is not known to cause impotence. It may rarely cause painful prolonged erections (Priapism), which if untreated may cause impotence

Q. Can I take Terakare with Cialis (tadalafil)?

Please follow your doctor's advice before taking these medications with Terakare. As combining Cialis (tadalafil) with Terakare can lower your blood pressure and increase the risk of dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and nasal congestion

Q. Can I take Terakare with Flomax (tamsulosin)?

Terakare and Flomax (tamulosin) are both used for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Please follow your doctor's advice before taking any medications when on treatment with Terakare

Q. Does Terakare lower Prostate specific antigen (PSA)?

No, Terakare does not lower PSA.

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