Terazosin - Drug Information

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General Information on Terazosin

Generic Name : Terazosin

Pronunciation : ter ay' zoe sin

Latest prescription information about Terazosin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : BPH Agents

Why is Terazosin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an alpha-blocker, prescribed for high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It works by relaxing the blood vessels.

When should Terazosin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Terazosin?

Initial Dose: 1 mg at bedtime is the starting dose for all patients. It may be increased if needed.

How should Terazosin be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food once a day at bedtime or twice a day.

What are the warnings and precautions for Terazosin?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of prostate cancer, chest pain, heart disease, kidney or liver problems, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision or lightheadedness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
• Avoid alcohol consumption.

What are the side effects of Terazosin?

   Most Common : Drowsiness, headache, weakness, palpitations, stuffy nose, blurred vision and decreased sexual ability.
   Body As A Whole : Flu syndrome.
   Heart : Low blood pressure and fainting.
   Gastrointestinal : Nausea.
   Metabolic : Peripheral edema and weight gain.
   Central Nervous System : Dizziness and unsteadiness.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing and nasal congestion/runny nose.
   Eye and ENT : Blurred vision.
   Genitourinary : Impotence and urinary tract infection.

What are the other precautions for Terazosin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Terazosin?

Store it at room temperature (30°C).

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