Prazosin belongs to a class of medications called alpha-blockers. This medicine can work with other drugs or individually, to treat high blood pressure. Lowering blood pressure can prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It works by widening and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
Usage of Prazosin HCL
- Prazopure-2.5 is taken by mouth with or without food, it is usually taken two or three times daily or as directed by your doctor.
- If stomach troubles, take it with food or milk. The daily dose is based on your age, medical condition, and response to the treatment.
- Read the label carefully to prevent any discrepancies.
- You shouldn’t stop the usage on your own, If you stop your blood pressure may rise and put you at risk of heart attack or stroke. You may need to take it for the rest of your life.
Benefits of Prazopure-2.5
- Treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Treatment of Heart failure
- Prevents heart attacks, kidney problems, and strokes
Side effects of Prazosin HCL
- Headache, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation may occur because of the medication.
- If any of these effects last longer or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
- Take medical emergency help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Serious side effects:
- A light-headed feeling, like you, might pass out
- Pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest
- New or worsening chest pain
- Upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes
- Lightheadedness or dizziness upon standing may also occur, especially after the first dose and shortly after taking a dose of the drug during the first week of treatment
- To reduce the risk of dizziness and fainting, get up slowly when rising from a seated or lying position. If dizziness occurs, sit or lie down right away. Your dose may need to be adjusted
- Before taking prazosin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other alpha-blockers (such as doxazosin, or terazosin); or if you have any other allergies.
- This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
- Before using this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially heart problems (such as low blood pressure), kidney disease, uncontrolled attacks of deep sleep (narcolepsy), prostate cancer, and certain eye problems (cataracts, glaucoma).
- Before having surgery (including cataract/glaucoma eye surgery), tell your doctor or dentist if you are taking or have ever taken this medication, and about all the other products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
- During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Ques. What will happen if I miss a dose?
Ans. Take the medicine as soon as you can, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take two doses at one time.
Ques. What happens if I overdose?
Ans. You should take emergency medical attention as soon as possible.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness or underactive reflexes.
Ques. What should I avoid while taking prazosin?
Ans. Avoid driving or hazardous activity until you know how prazosin will affect you. Your reactions could be impaired. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Drinking alcohol with this medicine can cause side effects.
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