Prazosin

 

General English name: Prazosin

Brand: Hypovase

Application: Hypertension - Heart failure - Prostate enlargement in men - Raynaud's syndrome

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of prazosin

Prazosin Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking prazosin

Contraindications to the use of prazosin

Prazosin use during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of prazosin on driving and working with machines

Drug interactions with prazosin

Special warnings and precautions while taking prazosin

Side effects of prazosin

Overdose of prazosin (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of prazosin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dosage forms of prazosin

Tablet

 

Prazosin Drug Information

Prazosin belongs to a group of medicines called alpha blockers (alpha blockers). These drugs act on a specific group of neurons and inhibit them. This inhibitory mode is used in some diseases. It is used to control the symptoms of prostate hyperplasia (enlargement of the prostate gland) and to lower blood pressure in patients with high blood pressure. In people with heart failure or high blood pressure, this drug relaxes blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.

The prostate gland naturally enlarges in the elderly. Prostate enlargement is also called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This condition can cause difficulty urinating, including delayed urination, dripping urine, and a feeling of not being able to empty the bladder completely. Prazosin facilitates urine flow by relaxing the muscles around the bladder and prostate.

Prazosin relaxes the blood vessels in the hand and makes it easier for blood to reach the fingers; This is how the drug prevents cold and stiff fingers in Raynaud's disease.

 

Dosage and method of taking prazosin

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with prazosin. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of prazosin varies from person to person depending on the disease; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
  • Different doses (500 micrograms, 1, 2, and 5 mg) of prazosin are available. Your doctor will tell you what dose to take daily. Usually, lower-dose treatment is started and over time your doctor Increases the dose of your medicine.
  • Taking this medicine may make you drowsy and tired (especially early in taking the medicine), it is best to take the medicine before going to bed.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time, take it whenever you can; If you do not remember to take your medicine until the next dose, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of prazosin

Note the expiration date of prazosin and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give prazosin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this medication, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Prazosin use during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of prazosin on driving and working with machines

This medicine causes dizziness, blurred vision, and drowsiness. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you are fully conscious.

 

 Drug interactions with prazosin

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some medications that may interact with Nadolol include other alpha blockers (such as trazosin, doxazosin), arbutamine, other beta-blockers (such as atenolol), medications for erectile dysfunction, or pulmonary hypertension (e.g. Sildenafil, tadalafil).

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking medicines that cause drowsiness, including: alcohol, marijuana, antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications. Such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem, muscle relaxants (such as karyoproteol, cyclobenzaprine), antidepressants or antitussives (such as codeine, hydrocodone).

Check labels on all your medications, especially painkillers or fever medications (eg, cough and cold medications, dietary supplements, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen), as their ingredients may cause heart palpitations. Or increase your blood pressure. Ask your doctor and pharmacist how to use these medicines safely.

Check labels on all your medications (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines); Because most of their ingredients cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking prazosin

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking the medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
  • If you are weak and tired.
  • If you have ever had cataract surgery.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you are allergic to any medicine.

 

Side effects of prazosin

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:

  • Feeling tired, dizzy, drowsy and blurred vision: Lie down in this situation and avoid driving and working with tools.
  • Headache: Ask your doctor to prescribe a suitable painkiller.
  • Feeling sick, nausea and vomiting: Eat simple foods. Avoid high-fat or spicy foods.
  • Feeling depressed or nervous, palpitations, stuffy nose, dry mouth, skin rash, tiredness, frequent urination, swelling of the hands or feet: Consult your doctor if you are bothered.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of prazosin.

 

Overdose of prazosin (drug poisoning)

Do not take prazosin more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that a person has drug poisoning and you have symptoms such as severe drowsiness, slow reactions, shortness of breath or fainting (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of prazosin

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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