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Terazosin Generic

US Brand Name Hytrin
Generic Name Terazosin
Other Brand Name Terapress
Manufacturer Abbott India
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 2 mg, 5 mg

  • 98 tabs 2 mg $77.42
  • 98 tabs 5 mg $97.02
  • 98 tabs 1 mg $57.82
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Introduction

Hytrin, a quinazoline derivative is an alpha-1-selective adrenoceptor blocking agent. It has the active component of terazosin hydrochloride. It is a white, crystalline substance, water-soluble and isotonic saline soluble. Terazosin hydrochloride tablets are accessible in different dosage strengths holding terazosin hydrochloride of 1 mg, 2 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg of terazosin. The inactive ingredients in this drug include povidone, corn starch, magnesium stearate, lactose, and talc.

Drug Indications

Hytrin is approved to decrease high blood pressure. This drug may be used alone or in blend with other blood pressure lowering medicines, for example hydrochlorothiazide or propranolol, a beta blocker.

This medication also reduces the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. BPH refers to enlarged prostate.

Dosage and Administration

If you were taking Hytrin and cease administration for several days, you must restart using it with early dosing regimen.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Patient can take early dose of 1 mg at bedtime. The dose needs to be increased step wisely to 2 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg once. Use caution while using these tablets concomitantly with other antihypertensive agents, especially the calcium channel blocker verapamil and phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors.

Hypertension

A dose of 1 mg at bedtime is recommended as early dose. It may be raised to 5 mg once a day. Some patients may need doses as high as 20 mg per day.

Side Effects

Use of Hytrin may lead to some adverse effects. If you experience any, tell your doctor immediately possible. Only your doctor can decide whether you should continue taking this drug. We can mention a few of them caused by using this drug such as: difficult or labored breathing, headache, dizziness, heart palpitations, nausea, pain in the arms and legs, light-headedness upon standing, sleepiness, swollen wrists, stuffy nose and ankles, weakness. If these symptoms continue, inform your doctor.

Drug Interactions

It is usual to have drug interaction when Hytrin is used with certain other drugs.

However it may be hazardous since it may increase, decrease, or alter the effects of either drug. Therefore it is advised to consult your doctor before combining these tablets with the following: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers for example ibuprofen and naproxen. Some other blood pressure medicines, for example hydrochlorothiazide, enalapril, and verapamil may also create adverse reactions.

Contraindications

Hytrin is contraindicated in patients having sensitivity to it or a history of allergic reaction to it.

Drug Warnings

Hytrin may make you may faint. Other less harsh reactions reported with this drug are: dizziness, light-headedness, heart palpitations, and drowsiness.

You may feel dizzy or faint while rising from sitting or lying position; this is supposed to go as your body gets adapted to this drug. Patients must keep away from climbing, driving, and other risky tasks for 12 hours after your first dose of Hytrin. He also should avoid these activities with your new dosage is increased. This rule is also applicable when you start again this medication after several days interval.

If you take this preparation for benign prostatic hyperplasia, keep it in mind that even if it improves the symptoms of BPH, it does not cure it. Despite taking this drug your prostate may grow in size. It may call for surgery in the future. Besides you may also likely develop prostate cancer.