Terazosin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Terazosin

Generic Name : Terazosin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Terazosin are provided here.

Pronunciation : ter ay' zoe sin

Learn the correct pronunciation of the Terazosin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Therapeutic Classification : BPH Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Terazosin

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International :


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 be taken? (Contraindications)


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 for Terazosin?

Store it at room temperature (30°C).