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A 30-year-old member asked:

Why would someone take minipress (prazosin) other than for high blood pressure problems?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 51 years experience
See below: In the past it was sometimes used for treatment of benign prostate enlargement. In a patient with normal blood pressure it could result in low blood pressure. There are better medicine for this purpose now.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is there any reason to give minipress (prazosin) to someone other than for high blood pressure problems?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Absolutely-few thing: Beside treating hypertension, Minipress (prazosin) is also used to treat benign prostate hypertrophy, raynaud phenomenon (off-label), postraumatic-stress related nightmare/sleep disruptions etc..It works pretty quickly. This med has been around for quite sometime now--it is relatively cheap and can be quite effective for some. Any problem, consult doc. Good luck.
Last updated Jan 19, 2017

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