This medication is an alpha-blocker, prescribed for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It works by relaxing the blood vessels.
The recommended initial dose is 1 mg, two or three times a day. It may be increased if needed.
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with or without food.
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.
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.
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children.
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