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Hytrin Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Hytrin
Generic Name: terazosin (Pronunciation: ter AY zo sin)
- 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 is terazosin (Hytrin)?
Terazosin is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blockers. Terazosin relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can more easily pass through them. It also relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.
Terazosin is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), or to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Terazosin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hytrin 1 mg
spherical, gray, imprinted with a, HH
Hytrin 10 mg
spherical, blue, imprinted with a, HN
Hytrin 2 mg
spherical, yellow, imprinted with a, HY
Hytrin 5 mg
spherical, red, imprinted with a, Hk
Terazosin 1 mg NEW-TEV
capsule, white, imprinted with 4336, 1 mg
Terazosin 1 mg-APO
capsule, white, imprinted with APO, 115
Terazosin 1 mg-GG
capsule, white, imprinted with GG 621
Terazosin 1 mg-MYL
lavender/yellow, capsule, imprinted with MYLAN 2260
Terazosin 1 mg-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 60
Terazosin 10 mg NEW-TEV
capsule, blue/white, imprinted with 4339, 10 mg
Terazosin 10 mg-APO
capsule, blue, imprinted with APO, 118
Terazosin 10 mg-GG
capsule, green, imprinted with GG 624
Terazosin 10 mg-MYL
capsule, lavender, imprinted with MYLAN 1570
Terazosin 10 mg-TEV
oval, blue, imprinted with 63
Terazosin 2 mg NEW-TEV
capsule, white/yellow, imprinted with 4337, 2 mg
Terazosin 2 mg-APO
capsule, yellow, imprinted with APO, 116
Terazosin 2 mg-GG
capsule, yellow, imprinted with GG 622
Terazosin 2 mg-MYL
capsule, black/lavender, imprinted with MYLAN 2264
Terazosin 2 mg-TEV
oval, yellow, imprinted with 61
Terazosin 5 mg cap-GEN
capsule, pink, imprinted with GG 623
Terazosin 5 mg NEW-TEV
capsule, orange/white, imprinted with 4338, 5 mg
Terazosin 5 mg-APO
capsule, red, imprinted with APO, 117
Terazosin 5 mg-MYL
capsule, gray/lavender, imprinted with MYLAN 2268
Terazosin 5 mg-TEV
oval, red, imprinted with 62
What are the possible side effects of terazosin (Hytrin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- fast or pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
- feeling like you might pass out;
- swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; or
- penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild dizziness;
- weakness, drowsiness;
- blurred vision;
- nausea; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Hytrin (terazosin hcl) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about terazosin (Hytrin)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to terazosin.
Terazosin 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. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid standing for long periods of time or becoming overheated during exercise and in hot weather. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.
If you stop taking terazosin for any reason, call your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need a dose adjustment.
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.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially other blood pressure medications including diuretics (water pills).
Additional Hytrin Information
- Hytrin Drug Interactions Center: terazosin oral
- Hytrin Side Effects Center
- Hytrin Overview including Precautions
- Hytrin FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Hytrin - User Reviews
Hytrin User Reviews
Now you can gain knowledge and insight about a drug treatment with Patient Discussions.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get tips on handling your hypertension.