What is Prazopress (Prazosin) used for?
Prazopress (Prazosin) is an oral alpha-adrenergic blocker prescribed to treat patients with hypertension or heart failure. The medication operates by relaxing the blood vessels throughout the body to allow easier circulation and reduce the amount of work required by the heart to pump the blood. This can reduce headaches, flushing or the skin, chest pain, or other symptoms associated with these conditions. It may also be effective for treating Raynaud`s disease or men with an enlarged prostate. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Prazopress (Prazosin)?
Prazopress (Prazosin) is normally taken once daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested prior to use if you get an upset stomach. Do not crush, split, or chew the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Prazopress (Prazosin)?
Prazopress (Prazosin) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include unusual swelling, faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, or a painful erection lasting more than four hours. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Prazopress (Prazosin) should not be used by patients who are children under the age of twelve, allergic to quinazoline medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, heart failure, or who have fainted after urinating. Also inform your doctor if you are taking other blood pressure medications or if you have reduced liver or kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring alterations to your treatment.
Strictly use Prazopress (Prazosin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Prazopress (Prazosin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.