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Terazosin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Terazosin is a medicine that belongs to a group of drugs known as alpha-adrenergic. It helps to enhance the blood flow by relaxing veins and arteries. It also helps to relax the muscles of the prostate and bladders in order to make urination less painful or difficult. The drug is known to lower the blood pressure which may lead to dizziness, light-headedness or weakness. Other side effects like vomiting, nausea, diarrhoea, heavy sweating, dehydration, difficulty in breathing, irregular heartbeat and chest pain may also occur. The medicine may sometimes cause confusion and interfere with your analysing and information processing abilities. Therefore it is best to avoid stressful work or driving after taking this medicine. It is important also to not do heavy exercise and take adequate rest during the course of the treatment. You must stay off alcohol, smoking, tobacco and caffeine to prevent further health problems. Your pulse rate and blood pressure must be constantly monitored during the period of treatment. Any discomfort such as extremely fast or fluttering heartbeat, fainting or feeling like fainting must be reported to the doctor as soon as possible. You have to maintain the sufficient intake of salt and drink plenty of water.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Urologist before using this medicine.

benign prostatic hyperplasia

In addition to its intended effect, Terazosin may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

Fainting

Weakness

Headache

Edema

Blurred vision

Breathlessness.

Is It safe with alcohol?

Taking terazosin with alcohol can lower blood pressure. This may cause dizziness, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Vicard t 2mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

It may cause dizziness, light-headedness or drowsiness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.

Does this affect kidney function?

There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.

Does this affect liver function?

Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

If you miss a dose of Terazosin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Terazosin as ingredient
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Stadmed Pvt Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medley Pharmaceuticals
Abbott India Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Stadmed Pvt Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Abbott India Ltd
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Terazosin leads to outer vasodilatation by selectively competing with vascular postsynaptic alpha1-adrenergic receptors. This reduces outer vascular resistance as well as blood pressure. Terazosin doesn’t hinder with neurotransmitter release feedback.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Medicine

What are you using Terazosin for?
Other
Hypertension
benign prostatic hyperplasia
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
How did you take this medicine?
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Nasal Congestion
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Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

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About Terazosin
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What are the side effects of Terazosin ?
Key highlights of Terazosin
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Terazosin
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What are the interactions for Terazosin ?