Information about Terazosin

Terazosin Uses

Terazosin is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Benign prostatic hyperplasia.

How Terazosin works

Terazosin is an alpha-blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.

Common side effects of Terazosin

Dizziness, Drowsiness, Headache, Low energy, Nausea, Palpitations, Weakness
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Available Medicine for Terazosin

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Expert advice for Terazosin

  • You have been prescribed Terazosin for the treatment of high blood pressure.
  • It may also be used for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
  • 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 Terazosin 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 Terazosin if you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.

Frequently asked questions for Terazosin


Q. Is Terazosin a beta blocker or an alpha blocker?

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

Q. Is Terazosin safe?

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

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. Does Terazosin lower heart rate?

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

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

Weight gain/ tiredness/ constipation and dry mouth are common side effects of Terazosin 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 Terazosin with Cialis (tadalafil)?

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

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

Terazosin 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 Terazosin

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

No, Terazosin does not lower PSA.


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