Hytrin is an effective medication to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate i.e. benign prostatic hyperplasia. Terazosin Hydrochloride is the main active component in this medication. This medicine has been manufactured by the leading pharmaceutical company, Abbott Laboratories. The available dosages are 1 mg, 2 mg, and 5 mg.
Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories
Active Ingredient: Terazosin Hydrochloride is an active ingredient in this medicine. It is a quinazoline derivative that has adrenergic antagonistic property. This active component inhibits alpha-1 adrenergic receptors leads to vasodilation that decreases the peripheral vascular resistance. It reduces the venous return to the heart as well as decreased urethral resistance. This drug decreases low-density lipoproteins and triglycerides while maximizing the concentration of high-density lipoproteins.
Indications: Terazosin composed medicine is indicated to treat high blood pressure i.e. hypertension. Decreasing high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Hytrin relaxes the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
This medication is also used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It does not shrink the prostate, but it acts by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and part of the bladder. It relieves symptoms of BPH such as difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate frequently or urgently.
Action Mechanism: Given medication belongs to a group of medicines known as alpha-blockers. Hytrin works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder and prostate to improve urine flow. It widens blood vessels in the body so blood can flow through more easily. This lowers the blood pressure.
Dosages: This alpha-blocker medicine is made available in dosages as mentioned below:
- 1 mg: This medicine is to be taken once a day at daytime with or without food as prescribed by the doctor
- 2 mg: This tablet should be consumed once a day at daytime before or after a meal as advised by the doctor
- 5 mg: It is to be consumed once a day as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medicine may cause dizziness or fainting; be cautious while performing tasks that need alertness.