Active Ingredient: Prazosin Hydrochloride is an active component in this medicine. It is an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor inhibitor acts as an anti-hypertensive. This drug shows effects that are most pronounced in the large resistance vessels and leads to a decrease in total systemic vascular resistance without a rebound or reflex tachycardia. This medication also reduces the tone of the bladder sphincter, so as to allow the opening of the bladder into the urethra. Thus, it relieves the urinary conditions related to benign prostatic hypertrophy.
Indications: Prazosin Hydrochloride composed drug is indicated with or without other drugs to treat high blood pressure. Decreasing high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Minipress belongs to a class of drugs called alpha blockers that relaxes and widens blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
Action Mechanism: Prazosin is the active ingredient in the medicine is a competitive alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blocker. This blocking alpha-1 receptors on muscle cells that surround blood vessels, Minipress causes vasodilation or widening of the blood vessels, and continuously reduces the resistance of blood flow. The benefit of its use is a decrease in blood pressure.
Dosages: This drug is made available in a dosage as given below:
- 5 mg: It must be taken orally two or three times a day with or without food, or as directed by the doctor
Note: This medicine lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting. It may cause dizziness. Regularly check-up the blood pressure share results with the doctor.
What is Minipress?
Minipress is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. This medicine relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can more easily pass through them.
What is Minipress used for?
Minipress is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure).
How should Minipress be consumed?
Minipress lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it or whenever your dose is changed. Call your doctor if you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out.
What to avoid while taking Minipress?
Minipress may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. To prevent dizziness, avoid standing for long periods of time or becoming overheated during exercise and in hot weather.
What other drugs will affect Minipress?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially: propranolol (Inderal, Innopran); or other blood pressure medications, including diuretics (water pills).