Prazopress 1 (Prazosin)
What is Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) used for?
Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) belongs to a class of medications known as alpha adrenergic blockers. It works by relaxing the veins and arteries. This helps the blood to flow through them more easily, which in turn can treat hypertension. Other conditions this drug is used to treat include benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlargement of the prostate), pheochromocytoma, congestive heart failure, Raynaud's disease and sleep problems triggered by post traumatic stress disorder.
How should I use Prazopress 1 (Prazosin)?
Patients who have been told by their physician to take Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) are usually directed to take one 1mg tablet 2 to 3 times per day. If a stomach upset occurs, you should take this drug with food. The first time this drug is taken, there is a risk that you will faint. In order to prevent this, your physician will probably prescribe a small dose to begin with, and advise you to take it just before going to bed.
What are the side effects of Prazopress 1 (Prazosin)?
Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) side effects include:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Prazopress 1 (Prazosin). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.