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> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I take this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?
> What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I take this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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  • Atodel    
  • Mizosin    

Why do I need this medicine?

Prazosin helps to keep your blood pressure under control. It lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.

This medicine is also used to treat heart problem, Raynaud's disease (poor blood circulation which makes the toes and fingers numb and pale) and to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

How do I take this medicine?

Take this exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

You may take this medicine with or without food. Try to take it the same time each day.

Continue taking Prazosin even when you feel better. Continue taking this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop taking this medicine without talking to the doctor.

What should I do if I have forgotten to take this medicine?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

What should I take note of while taking this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • history of fainting after urination
  • heart problem due to narrowing of heart valves
  • liver disease
  • kidney disease
Let your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Prazosin to elderly person. Elderly people may be more sensitive to the side effects.

Why is it important to keep my appointments with the doctor?

Keep your appointments with your doctor. Your blood pressure may rise to unsafe levels without you noticing it. Your doctor needs to monitor your condition and check your response to the medication regularly.

What lifestyle changes can I make to improve my blood pressure?

Regular exercise and eating a healthy diet will help lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health. Engage in physical activity (e.g. walking) at least 30 to 60 minutes on most days of the week. If you have not exercised for a long time, start with light exercises such as slow walks. Speak to your doctor about what type of exercise would be suitable for you. Follow a healthy diet plan by eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products and reduce your intake of foods high in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. Cutting down on deep-fried foods and using less salt when cooking can kick-start your healthy diet.

If you smoke, you should try to quit. Smoking is harmful to your blood pressure, heart and overall health. Speak to your doctor or pharmacist about ways to kick your smoking habit.

Try to keep stress levels under control as stress will cause your blood pressure to go up.

What side effects could I experience?

Prazosin may cause dizziness and drowsiness. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

You may also feel dizzy when getting up from a sitting or lying down position, especially if you are taking this medicine for the very first time. This is common and should improve gradually as you get used to Prazosin. It will help if you get up slowly from a sitting or lying down position. If you are taking this medicine for the very first time, take the first dose of Prazosin at bedtime to minimise dizziness.

Other side effects may include any the following: vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, dry mouth, stomach pain, eye pain, weakness, nose bleed, difficulty sleeping, and rash.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I take this with other medicines?

Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
  • medicines for erectile dysfunction e.g. sildenafil, tadalafil
  • medicines for high blood pressure e.g. propranolol, atenolol
  • medicines for water retention or water pills e.g. hydrochlorothiazide, spironolactone
  • medicines for heart disease e.g. amlodipine, nicardipine, diltiazem
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Prazosin.

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Prazosin - Oral and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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