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Hytrin Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is terazosin (Hytrin)?
- What are the possible side effects of terazosin (Hytrin)?
- What is the most important information I should know about terazosin (Hytrin)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking terazosin (Hytrin)?
- How should I take terazosin (Hytrin)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Hytrin)?
- What happens if I overdose (Hytrin)?
- What should I avoid while taking terazosin (Hytrin)?
- What other drugs will affect terazosin (Hytrin)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking terazosin (Hytrin)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to terazosin.
If you have a history of prostate cancer, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take terazosin.
Terazosin can affect your pupils during cataract surgery. Tell your eye surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medication. Do not stop using terazosin before surgery unless your surgeon tells you to.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether terazosin will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether terazosin passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I take terazosin (Hytrin)?
Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.
Terazosin lowers blood pressure and may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it, or when you start taking it again. You may wish to take this medication only at bedtime if it causes you to feel light-headed. Call your doctor if you have severe dizziness or feel like you might pass out.
You may feel very dizzy when you first wake up. Be careful when standing or sitting up from a lying position.
If you stop taking terazosin for any reason, call your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need a dose adjustment.
Your blood pressure or prostate will need to be checked often. Visit your doctor regularly.
If you are being treated for high blood pressure, keep using this medication even if you feel well. High blood pressure often has no symptoms. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Some things can cause your blood pressure to get too low. This includes vomiting, diarrhea, heavy sweating, heart disease, dialysis, a low-salt diet, or taking diuretics (water pills). Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.
Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Additional Hytrin Information
- Hytrin Drug Interactions Center: terazosin oral
- Hytrin Side Effects Center
- Hytrin Overview including Precautions
- Hytrin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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