Prazopress 1 (Prazosin)
What is Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) used for?
Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) is an oral alpha-blocker prescribed to treat high blood pressure, heart failure, or angina. The medication relaxes blood vessels throughout the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart. The medication also affects the area around the urinary tract making it useful for relieving symptoms of an enlarged prostate such as difficulty urinating. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Prazopress 1 (Prazosin)?
Strictly follow the instructions of your physician while using Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet taken two to three times each day, but your individual directions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Do not change the form of the medicine by crushing or splitting the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Always ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Prazopress 1 (Prazosin)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if intense or worrying side effects appear such as faintness, severe confusion, chest pain, trouble breathing, irregular heartbeats, loss of bladder control, unusual swelling, or a painful erection lasting longer than four hours. These conditions may require adjustments to your regimen to prevent further problems from occurring such as lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Prazopress 1 (Prazosin) should not be used by patients who are allergic to similar medications, under the age of twelve, who have heart failure, sudden hypotension, or if you have ever fainted during urination. Also inform your physician if you are elderly, taking other blood pressure medications, if you have decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems during treatment requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.