Generic name: Terazosin
Brand name: Hytrin
The medication Terazosin under the brand name Hytrin is a prescription medication used to treat mild to moderate high blood pressure. The medication is also use to treat enlarged prostate glands that helps the muscles to relax in the prostate and bladder.
Hytrin (Terazosin) Uses
The medication Hytrin is used to treat hypertension or high blood pressure with the prescription of doctor. Lowering blood pressure also helps to prevent stroke, heart attack and kidney problems. The medication is also used in men to treat the urinary obstruction due to enlargement of prostate glands. The medication belongs to the class of drugs known as antihypertensive specifically they are known as alpha 1 blockers, which are specialized for smooth muscle relaxation. These medications are worked as improving urinary flow and decrease the symptoms of enlarged prostate glands. The medication is recommended by the doctor or pharmacist after a complete examination of condition of the patient with a complete treatment plan.
Hytrin (Terazosin) Adverse effects
The common side effects from the medication includes abdominal discomfort, blurred vision, decreased sexual activity, diarrhea, constipation, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, sleeping problems, joint pain, nausea, indigestion, stuffy nose, weakness, vomiting and head ache. Tell your doctor if you have some serious side effects that may be unusual weight gain, fainting, irregular heartbeat, swelling in hands, feet and ankle, sexual problems and burning of hands and feet.
Hytrin (Terazosin) Precautions
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking Hytrin if you are allergic to any medication, this medication may contain some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions or other health problems. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical history especially of fainting or low blood pressure. Carry out the machinery work that requires alertness safely, or tries to avoid them as this medication makes you drowsy and dizzy. If you are pregnant or planned to be pregnant take the medication when needed and with the recommendation of doctor or pharmacist.
Hytrin (Terazosin) Interactions
Many of the drugs including prescription and non prescription medication, herbals, supplements and vitamins used for other health problems can interact with Hytrin and can effects the working of the medication. If you are taking medication for ED or pulmonary hypertension tadalafil or sildenafil tell your doctor these will make you low and drowsy.