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Terazosin
Benign prostatic hyperplasia/urinary retention
Hypertension
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Drug Name:

Terazosin Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Terazosin (as HCl) 1mg, 2mg, 5mg, 10mg; caps.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Terazosin:

BPH.

Adult:

See full labeling. Initially 1mg at bedtime. Titrate to 10mg once daily; usual max 20mg/day. Reevaluate if no response after 6 weeks.

Children:

Not applicable.

Warnings/Precautions:

Rule out prostate cancer. Syncope.

Pharmacological Class:

Alpha-1 blocker.

Interactions:

Caution with verapamil, other antihypertensives.

Adverse Reactions:

Syncope (esp. 1st dose), dizziness, somnolence, asthenia, nausea, nasal congestion, palpitations, impotence, orthostatic hypotension, blurred vision, peripheral edema; priapism (rare).

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Hytrin.

How Supplied:

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Indications for Terazosin:

Hypertension.

Adult:

1 mg at bedtime, then increase slowly. Usually: 1–5mg once daily in the AM; max 20mg/day. Monitor at peak (2–3 hours after dose) and trough. If BP response is substantially diminished at 24 hours, may increase dose or give in 2 divided doses. If hypotensive effects occur at peak, consider twice daily dosing. If another antihypertensive is added, dosage reduction and retitration may be necessary.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Syncope. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Alpha-1 blocker.

Interactions:

Caution with verapamil, other antihypertensives.

Adverse Reactions:

Syncope (esp. 1st dose), dizziness, somnolence, asthenia, nausea, nasal congestion, palpitations, orthostatic hypotension, blurred vision, peripheral edema; priapism (rare).

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Hytrin.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier

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