What is Terapress (Terazosin) used for?
Terapress (Terazosin) is an alpha-adrenergic blocker prescribed to treat urinary symptoms affecting men suffering from an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia). The medication operates by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and the urethra to relieve symptoms such as painful urination, inability to empty the bladder, or involuntary leakage of urine. It may also be effective for treating mild to moderate hypertension.
How should I use Terapress (Terazosin)?
Always follow the instructions of your physician while using Terapress (Terazosin) to get the most effective results from treatment. The typical dosage is one tablet administered once daily, but your particular instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach. Do not chew, split, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Terapress (Terazosin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Terapress (Terazosin) include:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are unusual swelling, faintness, irregular heartbeats, or a painful erection lasting more than four hours. Contact your physician immediately if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from appearing.
Terapress (Terazosin) should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to terazosin, have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or who have a history of fainting during urination. You are also recommended to inform your physician about any other chronic health conditions you have that may cause unexpected problems during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Terapress (Terazosin). 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.