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MINIPRESS (prazosin hcl) is indicated in the treatment of hypertension. It can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs such as diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking agents.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The dose of MINIPRESS (prazosin hcl) should be adjusted according to the patient's individual blood pressure response. The following is a guide to its administration:
1 mg two or three times a day (see WARNINGS.)
Dosage may be slowly increased to a total daily dose of 20 mg given in divided doses. The therapeutic dosages most commonly employed have ranged from 6 mg to 15 mg daily given in divided doses. Doses higher than 20 mg usually do not increase efficacy, however a few patients may benefit from further increases up to a daily dose of 40 mg given in divided doses. After initial titration some patients can be maintained adequately on a twice daily dosage regimen.
Use With Other Drugs
When adding a diuretic or other antihypertensive agent, the dose of MINIPRESS (prazosin hcl) should be reduced to 1 mg or 2 mg three times a day and retitration then carried out.
Concomitant administration of MINIPRESS (prazosin hcl) with a PDE-5 inhibitor can result in additive blood pressure lowering effects and symptomatic hypotension; therefore, PDE-5 inhibitor therapy should be initiated at the lowest dose in patients taking MINIPRESS (prazosin hcl) .
|Strength||Capsule Color||Capsule Code||NDC||Package Size|
|MINIPRESS® 1 mg||White||431||0069-4310-71||250's|
|MINIPRESS® 2 mg||Pink andWhite||437||0069-4370-71||250's|
|MINIPRESS® 5 mg||Blue and White||438||0069-4380-71||250's|
Distributed by: Pfizer Labs., Division of Pfizer Inc, NY, NY 10017. July 2009
Last reviewed on RxList: 8/4/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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