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Hytrin Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Terazosin belongs to a class of medications known as alpha 1 blockers, it helps in relaxes the smooth muscles of the arteries, and the bladder neck. Hytrin is used to reduce high blood pressure. You can also used this medicine alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering drugs, such as diuretic or Inderal, a beta blocker.

Hytrin Dosage

  • The usual starting dosage of hytrin is 1 milligram to 5 milligrams and you should be taken once a day.
  • The usual starting dose is 1 milligram at bedtime. Your doctor may also increase dosage to 10 milligrams, and you should be taken once a day, usually for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

Uses of Hytrin

  • Terazosin is used to treat the symptoms of urinary obstruction.
  • Terazosin is also used alone or in combination with another blood pressure medication to treat high blood pressure.

Side Effects of Hytrin

Before taken Hytrin medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor.  If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Hytrin. Side effects may include:

  • Difficult or labored breathing
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Swollen wrists and ankles
  • Pain in the arms and legs
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Stuffy nose
  • Heart palpitations
  • Sleepiness
  • Light-headedness upon standing

Warnings and precautions before taking Hytrin :

  • If you are taking prescription and nonprescription medications, such as vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products, then you should tell your doctor.
  • After taken Hytrin, then terazosin may make you drowsy or dizzy. So you should not participate in any activities that require more alertness such as drive a car or operate machinery.
  • If you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding, then you should tell your doctor. If you become pregnant while taking terazosin, then you should call your doctor immediately.
  • If you are allergic to terazosin or any other medications, then you should tell your doctor.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Hytrin with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Hytrin with the following:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory painkillers such as includes Motrin and Naprosyn
  • Other blood pressure medications, such as includes Dyazide, Vasotec, Calan, and Verelan
Overdose

After taken Hytrin if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Hytrin overdose include:

  • Dizziness
  • Light-headedness
  • Fainting


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