Minipress XL (Prazosin) - 2.5mg (15 Tablets)
|High blood pressure
Minipress (Prazosin) is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It may be used alone or combined with other medicines to achieve the best results. This medication is a type of alpha-blocker, which works by relaxing and widening the blood vessels, enabling blood to flow more easily with less pressure to work against. By reducing blood pressure, the risks of stroke, kidney conditions, and heart attacks are decreased.
Dosage and Administration
Minipress (Prazosin) is usually taken 2 to 3 times per day, and usually started on a reduced dose before working up to the normal regular dosage. It can be taken without food, however patients who do this and experience stomach discomfort after dosing should try doing so alongside food instead. Never abruptly stop taking this medication without first consulting your physician. Keep all appointments with your physician so that your blood pressure can be monitored and your dosage can be adjusted as needed.
Inform your physician promptly if any side effect persists or worsens. Examples of possible side effects while taking Minipress (Prazosin) include:
- Blurred vision
Inform your physician immediately if you notice any of the following side effects which have the potential to be more severe.
- Pounding heartbeat
- Increased urination
- Mood changes
- Fluid retention
- Prolonged or painful erection
If you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction, seek emergency medical attention. Possible symptoms include difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives.
Minipress XL (Prazosin) should only be used as instructed and prescribed by your physician or pharmacist. Do not alter your dosage unless specifically instructed to do so by either of the above. Dosage and usage often depends on the severity of the condition, as well as the patient's medical history and current health condition.
Before you begin using this medication, ensure your physician is aware of the following:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have any allergies.
- If you have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.
- If you are using any other drugs or medication.
- If you are using any vitamins or supplements.