General English name: Terazosin
Application: Prostate enlargement in men – hypertension
Drug information for Terazosin
Drug Information: Trazosin belongs to a group of drugs called alpha blockers. These drugs act on a specific group of neurons and inhibit them. This inhibitory state 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.
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. Trazosin helps to pass urine more easily by relaxing the muscles around the bladder and prostate gland.
In high blood pressure, trazosin dilates the walls of blood vessels. This mechanism reduces blood pressure and improves blood circulation.
Contraindications to Terazosin
Note the expiration date of the trazosin medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give trazosin to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take Trazosin more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
Check for drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Trazosin can make you drowsy. Avoid driving after taking the drug.
Drug interaction of terazosin
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 medicines and herbal products) 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.
Tips to consider before taking terazosin
Some medications cannot be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking trazosine:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding your baby.
- If you experience weakness, dizziness and fatigue.
- If you have ever had cataract surgery.
- 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.
Possible side effects of terazosin
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed:
- Fatigue, dizziness, weakness and blurred vision: Do not drive or use tools in this situation.
- Dizziness when getting up from the ground: Slowly getting up helps reduce these symptoms.
- Feeling bored: Eat simple foods and avoid high-fat and spicy foods.
- Heart palpitations, nasal congestion, swollen hands and feet: Consult your doctor if any of these are bothersome.
- Tell your doctor if you notice any other symptoms that you think may be due to taking trazosin.
How to store terazosin
- Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.
- Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.