Prazosin is a non-selective inverse agonist of alpha-1 adrenergic receptors. It relaxes the blood vessels and makes it easier for blood to flow throughout the body.
- Prazosin is used to treat high blood pressure (high blood pressure). Lowering blood pressure can lower the risk of stroke and heart attack.
- Prazosin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prazosin comes as an oral capsule. In general, take 2 to 3 times a day at regular intervals. If you are taking prazosin for the first time, take it at bedtime. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take prazosin exactly as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor.
Common side effects include:
- heart palpitations
Serious side effects include:
- low blood pressure when standing
Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.