Generic Name : Prazosin Pronunciation : pra’ zoe sin Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Adrenergic Blockers - Peripherally Acting ICD Code : Y51.8
India- Cyber-CR, Czopress-X, Minipress XL GITS, Prazopress, Prazocip-XL.
International- Minipress. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an alpha-blocker, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It works by relaxing the blood vessels. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): Hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The recommended initial dose is 1 mg, two or three times a day. It may be increased if needed. How it should be taken :
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of chest pain, heart disease, narcolepsy, or kidney problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* It may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
* Avoid alcohol consumption. Side Effects :
Most Common - Dizziness, headache, drowsiness, lack of energy, weakness, palpitations and nausea.
Gastrointestinal - Vomiting, diarrhea and constipation.
Heart - Edema, low blood pressure, difficulty in breathing and fainting.
Central Nervous System - Unsteadiness, depression and nervousness.
Skin - Rash.
Genitourinary - Urinary frequency.
Eye and ENT - Blurred vision, redness, nosebleed, dry mouth and nasal congestion.
* Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children.
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