Generic Name - Prazosin
Category - Antihypertensive
High blood pressure
Generic for Minipress*is indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure and edema. Hypertension is a common disorder in which the blood pressure remains abnormally high. Prazosin (Generic for Minipress*) works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily thus lowering blood pressure.
Generic for Minipress* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Minipress* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Minipress*interacts with a number of medication. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following
Beta-blockers such as Inderal
Other high blood pressure medications
Generic for Minipress* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of GenericMinipress*
The usual recommended dosage of Generic for Minipress* for hypertension (high blood pressure) is 1 milligram, 2 or 3 times per day.The doctor may slowly increase the amount to as much as 20 milligrams per day, divided into smaller doses. The typical dose is 6 milligrams to 15 milligrams per day, divided into smaller doses.
Generic for Minipress* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Minipress* side Effects include blurred vision, fainting spells, lightheadedness, irregular heartbeat, palpitations or chest pain, mental depression, swelling of the legs and ankles and vomiting.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Minipress*.
Generic for Minipress* and Pregnancy
There are no adequate or well-controlled studies to indicate the safety and effectiveness of Generic for Minipress* in pregnant women. Consult your doctor before taking this medication if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Generic for Minipress* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Minipress* passes into human milk. Breastfeeding mothers should consult doctor before taking this medication.
Generic for Minipress* and Pediatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Minipress* in pediatric patients have not been established.
Generic for Minipress* and Geriatric
Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of Generic for Minipress*. Side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness or fainting may be more likely to occur in older patients. In addition Prazosin may reduce tolerance to cold temperatures in elderly patients.
The above information about Generic for Minipress* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.