What is Terazosin 1mg used for?
Terazosin 1mg is prescribed to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). This medication relaxes and expands blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow. Also, by relaxing muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, Terazosin makes it easier to urinate. It belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Terazosin 1mg?
Like other medicines, Terazosin 1mg can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Terazosin 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 Terazosin cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Terazosin develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Terazosin can cause side effects such as headache, weakness, blurred vision, drowsiness, constipation, and loss of appetite. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Terazosin.
What is the recommended dosage of Terazosin?
The dosage of Terazosin prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Take Terazosin with a full glass of water.
What if you miss a dose of Terazosin?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Terazosin 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 Terazosin?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Terazosin, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Terazosin 1mg?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Terazosin.
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 Terazosin, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Terazosin can interact with other high blood pressure 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 Terazosin 1mg tablet?
Is it possible for me to take Terazosin with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Terazosin?
What are the possible drug interactions of Terazosin?
How will Terazosin work in my body?
How should Terazosin be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Terazosin 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 Terazosin is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.