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Alphapress 22mg

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Renata Limited
Generic: Prazosin
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
Alphapress 2 may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol.
PregnancyPregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alphapress 2 may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the devel... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Alphapress 2 is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
DrivingDriving
UNSAFE
Alphapress 2 may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
KidneyKidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Alphapress 2 is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Alphapress 2 may not be ne... View More
LiverLiver
CAUTION
Alphapress 2 should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Alphapress 2 may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Alphapress 2 belongs to a class of medicines called as alpha-blocker. It is used to treat high blood pressure and lower your risk of having a heart atta... View More

Uses of Alphapress 2

  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Side effects of Alphapress 2

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Low energy
  • Palpitations
  • Nausea

How to use Alphapress 2

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Alphapress 2 may be taken ... View More

How Alphapress 2 works

Alphapress 2 is an alpha blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body.

What if you forget to take Alphapress 2?

If you miss a dose of Alphapress 2, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to y... View More

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descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Hypertension, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Raynaud's syndrome

Administration

May be taken with or without food. Starting dose is best taken w/ dinner, at least 2-3 hr before retiring. Maintenance doses may be taken w/ or w/o meal... View More

Adult Dose

Oral Hypertension Conventional Tablet: Adult: Initially, 0.5 mg bid or tid for 3-7 days, increased to 1 mg bid or tid for the next 3-7 days. Therea... View More

Renal Dose

Renal impairment: Dose reduction needed.

Contraindication

Congestive heart failure due to mechanical obstruction. Hypersensitivity. Pregnancy.

Mode of Action

Prazosin competitively blocks postsynaptic alpha1-adrenoceptors of veins and arterioles causing vasodilation, reduction in BP and total peripheral resis... View More

Precaution

Prostate cancer should be ruled out before starting therapy. Patients w/ history of micturition syncope, angina pectoris. Treatment of heart failure due... View More

Side Effect

1-10% Dizziness (10%),Drowsiness (8%),Headache (8%),Weakness (7%),Asthenia (6.5%),Nausea (5%),Palpitation (5%) Frequency Not Defined (Selected) Ede... View More

Interaction

Hypotensive effects may be enhanced w/ diuretics and other antihypertensives. Increased risk of 1st dose hypotension w/ ?-blockers or Ca channel blocker... View More

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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More