Minipress is a medication composed of Prazosin Hydrochloride as the main active ingredient. This drug is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure. It reduces the risk of strokes, heart attacks, or kidney problems. The trusted pharmaceutical company, Pfizer Inc has been manufacturing this medicine. It is available in a dosage of 5 mg.
Manufacturer: Pfizer Inc
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.