Hytrin® (terazosin)

What is Hytrin generic?

Hyrtin(terazosin) is a specially formulated medical drug that belongs to the group of rugs known as alpha-adrenergic blockers.In other words, this medication is produced to reduce hypertension, or to treat urination in men with enlarged prostate. Further, the use of this medication a lot of relaxation in veins, arteries and muscles in the prostate and bladder neck to make the urinating easier.This medication guide may not contain all the purposes of Hytrin generic but still contains most of them.

Important information

The use of medicine should not be considered if you are allergic to terazosin. It is so because the intake of medicine may cause dizzinessor fainting especially when you are a beginner or repeating it. It is often seen with the patients to consider taking the medicine during the bedtime as it causes them light-headed feeling. You need to be careful with the intake of medicine as it may create problem while driving, or involving in anything that demands alertness. Besides, you also need to check if you are suffering from dehydration, or becoming overheated during exercise in hot weather during the intake of medicine.In case you have stopped taking the medicine and want to take it again consult with your doctor. He is the right person to adjust the dosage for you.Also remember that the use of medicine may also affect your pupils at the time of cataract surgery. You should always tell your doctor before getting operated that you are using this medicine so that he may advise you to stop Hytrin generic for sometime.You should always inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking, including other blood pressure medications like diuretic (water pills).

Before taking this medicine

The use of medicine may also affect your pupils at the time of cataract surgery. You should always tell your doctor before getting operated that you are using this medicine so that he may advise you to stop Hytrin generic for some time.In case you have a poor medical history including prostate cancer you should always get in touch with the doctor as he may like to adjust the medicine for you or ask for special test for the safe use of Hytrin generic

FDA pregnancy category C

Besides, even if a lady is pregnant or is planning to become one should consult with the doctor before using the same as the intake of Hytrin generic may harm an unborn baby.Also remember that the use of Hytrin generic can pass into breast milk so to avoid side effects it is better for a feeding mom not to use the same.

Hytrin generic side effects

Even though the intake of medicine is tolerable for the patient but there are situations when an emergency medical help may be needed.You should not take this medicine if you have:

  • Swelling in hands, anklets, or feet
  • You may feel like pass out
  • Painful penis erections
  • Fast heartbeats

Less dangerous side effects of Hytrin generic are:

  • Blurred vision
  • Mild nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea

The above may not be a complete list of side effects. In case you find some unusual side effects then report about the same to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 FREE.

What other drugs will affect Hytrin generic?

The use of Hytrin generic may interact with following drugs like:

  • tadalafil (Cialis)
  • sildenafil (Revatio, Viagra)
  • verapamil (Covera, Calan, Isoptin)
  • vardenafil (Levitra);
  • Other blood pressure medications, containing diuretics (water pills)

You should always inform the doctor about all the medications being taken already, containing over-the-counter medicines, herbal products, vitamins, minerals and prescriptions.

What happens if I miss a dose?

In case you miss a dose then take the skipped dose as soon as remembers. But the missed dose should only be taken if the next dose is not scheduled to avoid the side effects of overdose.If you skip your doses of Hytrin generic for several days in a row then get in touch with the doctor for restarting the schedule. And this time he may prescribe the use of lower dosage.

What happens if I overdose?

In case you overdose yourself with Hytrin generic then call your doctor for medical assistance. Besides, you can also report about the same at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 FREE.

What should I avoid?

Hytrin generic may also retard your thinking ability.To get rid of dizziness it is better not to stand for long periods of time or getting exhausted at the time of exercise in sheer hotness.During the intake of Hytrin generic you should avoid the consumption of alcohol as it can increase the risk of side effects. Besides, getting up too fat from a lying or sitting position may also put your health in trouble.

How should I take Hytrin generic?

The intake of the medicine should be made as prescribed by the doctor. It is very important for the patient to read through all the directions carefully so that no smaller or larger use of the medicine is made.Hytrin generic is meant to lower the blood pressure. It may cause fainting or dizziness particularly when you are using it for the first time, or taking it again. It is often seen with the patients to consider taking the medicine during the bedtime as it causes them light-headed feeling.Every time you are taking Hytrin generic you need to stay alert. It is so because the medicine has the tendency to make you feel dizzy when you first wake up. Besides, while you are on this medication you may be asked to get your prostate or blood pressure checked. Therefore it becomes mandatory to visit your doctor regularly.In case you are getting a treatment for high blood pressure (HBP) then also there is no need to stop using Hytrin generic. You may be prescribed for a medicine for a long-term use to help keep blood pressure in control.There are things that can reduce the levels of blood pressure in the body. These include heavy sweating, heart disease, a low-salt diet, vomiting, diarrhea, or taking diuretics (water pills). In case of any emergency or guidance always meet your doctor.Hytrin generic should be stored at room temperature away from heat and moisture.

Reviews for Terazosin

User Rating: 4.0

Hytrin generic(Terazosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia :

Since I am taking this medicine more and more side effects have been encountered. These include pounding heartbeat, chest pains, and dizziness. The only thing witnessed that no sexual changes occurred.

User Rating: 10

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia :

The medication is a huge motivation. It is been nine years of using the same but no side effects occurred.

User Rating: 10

For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia :

I will never quit this medicine. It has brought a drastic change in my life.