However, your doctor may also prescribe Prazosin for other conditions if found appropriate.
Prazosin is generally taken for treating high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It’s another use for other conditions as determined by your physician/health care provider.
How to use Prazosin
The ideal way to use Prazosin is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Prazosin should be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
Prazosin is in a categorized in drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. Prazosin causes the blood vessels (veins and arteries) to relief, which circulates blood more easily through them.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Prazosin to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Prazosin between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Consult your doctor before using Prazosin if you have conditions like if you have prostate cancer, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or liver disorders., if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Prazosin if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages while using Prazosin as it can increase the chances of becoming drowsy, faint or dizzy. Potentially hazardous tasks like driving, handling heavy machinery should also be avoided.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Prazosin as Prazosin may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Prazosin is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
Prazosin can interact with certain medicines. So, you must inform your doctor if you are taking it.