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What is Prazosin 1mg used for?

Prazosin 1mg is an anti-hypertensive medication used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. This drug works by relaxing and expanding the blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Prazosin 1mg?

Like other medicines, Prazosin 1mg can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Prazosin are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Prazosin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Prazosin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Prazosin can cause side effects such as dizziness, weakness, blurred vision, dry mouth, headache, nausea, vomiting, stuffy nose, and constipation. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Prazosin.

What is the recommended dosage of Prazosin?

The dosage of Prazosin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

What if you miss a dose of Prazosin?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Prazosin medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Prazosin?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Prazosin, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Prazosin 1mg?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Prazosin.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Prazosin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Prazosin can interact with heart rhythm medications, gout medications, and diabetes medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Prazosin 1mg tablet?

Is it possible for me to take Prazosin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Prazosin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Prazosin?
How will Prazosin work in my body?
How should Prazosin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Prazosin drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Prazosin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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