Prazopress XL 5mg
|Generic For||Minipress XL|
Prazopress XL 5 mg
Prazopress XL is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It can be used alone or with other blood pressure-lowering drugs, such as diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking agents. Prazosin improves lipid profiles by lowering low-density lipid levels and raising high-density lipids, unlike other antihypertensive agents. Prazosin may also be used to treat mild enlargement of the prostate gland and heart failure.
The exact mechanism of the hypotensive action of Prazosin is unknown. It is thought to cause the relaxation of blood vessels and make it easier for the heart to pump blood around your body. This lowers blood pressure. If your blood pressure levels are controlled, your risk of heart attack reduces automatically.
In treating heart failure, Prazopress is generally prescribed when other medicines are no longer working or have not worked. The active ingredient of the medicine, Prazosin, acts by relaxing your blood vessels and making it easier for your heart to pump blood around your body. The medicines reduce the heart’s load, improve its function and help reduce the symptoms of congestion.
How to use (infographics and instructions)
Prazopress XL 5 mg dose should be adjusted per the patient’s blood response. When adding a diuretic or other antihypertensive agent, the dose of Prazopress should be reduced, and retitration then carried out.
Prazopress tablets can be taken before or after consuming food. The tablets should be swallowed whole with enough water. Patients should not chew, divide, or crush the tablets. Stick to the dosing regimen prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will prescribe the best dose of Prazopress according to your condition.
Precautions (warning, allergy, things to remember)
Prazopress should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to quinolones, Prazosin, or other ingredients.
As with all alpha-blockers, Prazopress XL 5 mg may cause syncope with the sudden loss of consciousness. Adding diuretics or other antihypertensive agents to Prazopress has been shown to cause an additive hypotensive effect. However, the effect can be minimized by reducing the Prazopress dose.
Concomitant administration of Prazosin tablets with phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitor can result in additive blood pressure lowering effects and symptomatic hypotension. There are no adequate or well-controlled studies that establish the safety of Prazopress in pregnant women. Prazosin should be used during pregnancy only if the potential benefits are higher than the risk to the mother and fetus. Prazosin is excreted in small amounts in breast milk. Caution should be taken when this medicine is given to a nursing woman. The safety and effectiveness of Prazopress have not been established in women.
Side effects of Prazopress XL 5 mg
Dizziness and drowsiness may occur after the first dose. Do not drive or perform the hazardous task for the first 24 hours after taking this medicine or when the dose is increased. Light-headedness, dizziness, or fainting may occur, especially when standing from a lying or sitting position. Getting up slowly may lessen the problem. These effects are more likely to happen if you drink alcohol, stand for longer durations, exercise, or if the weather is hot. While taking Prazopress XL, be careful about how much alcohol you drink. Also, take extra precautions while exercising or standing for long periods in hot weather.