Minipress

Minipress

prazosin

Manufacturer:

Pfizer

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Prazosin HCl
Indications/Uses
HTN. Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Dosage/Direction for Use
HTN Initially 0.5 mg bd-tds, adjust according to response after 4-7 days. Maintenance: 3-20 mg daily in divided doses. Benign prostatic hyperplasia Initially 0.5 mg bd for 3-7 days, then adjust according to clinical response. Maintenance: Not to exceed 2 mg bd.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Starting dose is best taken w/ dinner, at least 2-3 hr before retiring. Maintenance doses may be taken w/ or w/o meals.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to quinazolines.
Special Precautions
Left ventricular failure due to mechanical obstruction. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <12 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Postural hypotension, headache. GI upsets, incontinence, edema, impotence, tinnitus, dry mouth, nasal congestion.
Drug Interactions
Additive hypotensive effect w/ diuretics or other antihypertensives.
ATC Classification
C02CA01 - prazosin ; Belongs to the class of alpha-adrenoreceptor antagonists, peripherally-acting antiadrenergic agents. Used in the treatment of hypertension.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Minipress tab 2 mg
Packing/Price
250's
Form
Minipress tab 1 mg
Packing/Price
250's
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