Hytrin 5 mg
Hytrin 5 mg is a prescription medicine for patients suffering from high blood pressure. It may be used in conjunction with thiazide diuretics or another antihypertensive drug, or as monotherapy when different medications are not effective. The oral medications the active ingredient Terazosin, which falls into the category of medicines known as antihypertensives. The exact mode of the hypotensive action of Terazosin is still not understood. But it is believed that the hypertensive agent reduces blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels, allowing blood to flow through the, more efficiently. Older men may also receive Hytrin 5 mg for their treatment of enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). A patient suffering from BPH tend to develop too big and obstructing prostate gland, which leads to the blockages of the urine from the bladder. This results in some unpleasant symptoms such as weak urine flow, an urge to pass urine more frequently, and a sudden need to pass urine. When it comes to treating BPH, Terazosin allows the muscles of the prostate gland and bladder to relax, which in turn helps to relieve urinary symptoms.
Clinical uses of Hytrin 5 mg
Hytrin 5 mg treats mild to moderate hypertension in adults. The active ingredient is Terazosin, which helps to reduce blood pressure by allowing the relaxation of blood vessels which makes it easy to flow blood through them.
Orally administered Hytrin is also used in adults for the treatment of urinary obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate. The condition is also referred to as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This medicine effectively relieves symptoms like painful urination or urinary urgency associated with BPH. Use the medication with caution since it may cause temporary loss of consciousness due to a sudden drop in blood pressure.
When it comes to treating high blood pressure, one tablet at bedtime is the starting dose for all patients, and the dose should not exceed one tablet per day. When you are receiving Hytrin 5 mg, your doctor will strictly observe to reduce the potential for severe hypotensive effects. Your dose may slowly increase to achieve the desired blood pressure levels. Please consult your doctor before taking Terazosin tablets.
For the treatment of BPH, one tablet per day is enough to relieve the symptoms. The dose may increase stepwise to achieve the improvement of urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. There is not enough data to support the use of higher doses of Terazosin in patients with BPH.
Caution should be taken when Hytrin tablets are used in combination with other hypertensive drugs. Especially, inform your doctor if you are using calcium channel blocker verapamil to avoid the risk of a sudden drop in the blood pressure. Also, concomitant use of Terazosin with PDE5 inhibitor can cause additive blood pressure lowering effects. Prostate cancer and BPH have almost similar symptoms, so there are chances that you may have both diseases at the same time. Hytrin tablets are not meant to treat prostate cancer. So, to avoid future complications, your doctor may perform tests to rule out prostate cancer before prescribing you this medicine.
Side effects of Hytrin 5 mg
Like other medications, Hytrin 5 mg tablets may also cause side effects or unwanted response. These unwanted responses can vary from mild to severe or temporary to permanent. Speak to your doctor if you experience constipation, blurred vision, difficulty sleeping, joint pain, abdominal pain, decreased sexual ability, vomiting, nausea, indigestion, headache, and gas. Stop taking medicine and seek immediate medical help if side effects like painful, prolonged erection, trouble breathing, or allergic reaction occurs.