Prazosin Hydrochloride is a medicinal drug that has hypotensive antiadrenergic properties. This active component reduces peripheral resistance and relaxes vascular smooth muscles as a selective adrenergic alpha-1 antagonist. It is also indicated for the treatment of heart failure, hypertension, pheochromocytoma, Raynaud’s syndrome, prostatic hypertrophy, and urinary retention.
Class of Drugs – Alpha blockers
Molecular Formula – C19H22ClN5O4
Molecular Weight – 419.9 g/mol
Working: This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as alpha blockers. These drugs are often prescribed to treat similar conditions. The blood pressure can increase when the blood vessels constrict and get narrower. Prazosin Hydrochloride relaxes the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through blood vessels. This process can make the blood pressure lower.
Uses: This medicine is indicated with or without other drugs to treat high blood pressure. Decreasing high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Prazosin Hydrochloride is an alpha blocker drug. It actively works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily through them.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This alpha blocker medication is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Minipress: 5 mg
Avoid driving or participating in hazardous activities for 24 hours after the first dose of this medicine. This medication can cause dizziness or drowsiness.