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This medicine comes in the group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. It helps in relaxing your veins as well as arteries so that your blood can more easily pass through them. Prazosin is also very effective in treating hypertension i.e. high blood pressure. Lowering the high blood pressure helps in preventing heart attacks, strokes as well as kidney problems. This medicine can be consumed alone or in combination with other medications in order to lower your blood pressure.
It is beneficial for nightmares and helps people with sleeping. This medicine blocks certain alpha-1 receptors in this brain which helps in better and deeper sleep. Prazosin generic drug is available in the brand name of Minipress.
Read the prescription label carefully before start taking this medicine. Try to use the lowest dose which is effective in treating your condition. There might be chances that doctor occasionally changes your dose for more effective result.
Your dosage for this medicine depends upon:
This medicine helps in lowering blood pressure and might cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you start taking this medicine for first time or whenever the dosage of your medicine is changed. In case you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out then immediately consult the doctor.
When you intake this medicine, it is very necessary to get your blood pressure checked regularly. Be careful while you are standing or sitting up from a lying position. Even if you feel well, keep using this medicine as directed by your doctor. Few things can cause your blood pressure to get too low like vomiting, diarrhea, heart disease, dialysis, heavy sweating, low-salt diet or taking diuretics.
Make sure that you keep your medicine at room temperature right away from moisture as well as heat.
This drug is not safe or effective for people younger than 18 years. If you have missed any dose, then take the medicine as soon as you remember. But always skip the missed dose if it’s almost time for you to take next dose of medicine. Don’t try to take the two doses at one time.
Therefore, if you find that your condition is not improving and getting worsen then consult your doctor immediately.
If you have any signs of an allergic reaction like hives, difficulty in breathing, swelling of your lips, tongue, throat and face then contact your doctor immediately. Consult your doctor once, if you are suffering from serious side effects such as:
Some of the less serious side effects of this medicine are:
Though this is not the complete list of side effects, if you notice other side effects or the above stated one, contact your doctor immediately for help.
During the cataract surgery, Prazosin medication can affect your pupils. Before you go for surgery make sure that you inform your doctor about using this medicine. Do not stop using Prazosin unless your doctor tells you to. Also, inform your doctor in advance if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant as it is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby or not. Avoid using this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding your baby as this milk passes into the breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.
Tell your doctor about the medical history especially if you are suffering from heart problems, uncontrolled attacks of deep sleep, prostate cancer, eye problems as well as kidney problems. Intake of this drug can make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision, so it is recommended by the doctor not to drive or use any machinery that requires alertness or clear vision.
When you start this drug for the first time then avoid the situations where you might get injured if you faint.
There are total 230 drugs that are known to interact with Prazosin medicine.
6 major drug interactions
223 moderate drug interactions
1 minor drug interactions
Make a list of all the products like prescription or non-prescription drugs as well as herbal products and share it with your doctor. Check all the prescription as well as non-prescription medicines carefully. There are possibilities that Prazosin interact with other medications, herbs as well as vitamins that you are taking. An interaction is a substance that changes the way a drug works. This can be very harmful or can even prevent the drug from working well.
The doctor manages all your medications carefully in order to avoid interactions. Tell your doctor, in order to find out how this drug might interact with something else you are taking.
This medicine belongs to the class of drugs called alpha-blockers. It works by relaxing your blood vessels in order to ensure that blood can flow easily through your body.
This medicine should not be taken if one is allergic to this medicine or other similar medicines such as alfuzosin, silodosin, tamsulosin, terazosin as well as doxazosin. Since this medicine lowers your blood pressure so there might be chances that it can cause you to pass out, suddenly lose consciousness or faint. This will happen within 30 to 90 minutes of your first dose of this medicine. This will only happen, if your Prazosin dose is increased too quickly or if you are already on high dose of this medicine and you have started another blood pressure medication.
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