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I take 3 pills of hytrin, (terazosin) 2mg each. How do you go off. My dr said you can just stop, but that sounds wrong?

I take 3 pills of hytrin, (terazosin) 2mg each. How do you go off. My dr said you can just stop, but that sounds wrong?

Not completely wrong: First, for what reason are you taking terazosin - for hypertension or for benign prostate hypertrophy? That's quite a high dose. Though it is true that you can just "stop" (with the guidance of your doc first), you may have some elevation of blood pressure to where it was before you started it. If it's for your prostate, you may have trouble urinating later. Please plan with your doctor first. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Terazosin (Definition)

A blood pressure medication which blocks the Alpha receptor in the body which in part is responsible for blood vessel constriction. This medication can also be used ...Read more


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What is hytrin (terazosin)?

What is  hytrin (terazosin)?

Terazocin: Hytrin (terazosin) is a alpha-blocking vasodilating anti hypertensive that also reduces prostate hypertrophy that inhibits bladder emptying (this helps reduce frequent nighttime urinations). ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: terazosin?

Please describe the medication: terazosin?

Alpha blocker: A blood pressure medication which blocks the Alpha receptor in the body which in part is responsible for blood vessel constriction. This medication can also be used to treat prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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Are there side affects of stopping the use of hytrin (terazosin)?

Blood pressure and..: The blood pressure will go higher and prostate symptoms may get worse. ...Read more

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Are there medical side affects of discontinuing hytrin (terazosin)?

Are there medical side affects of discontinuing hytrin (terazosin)?

Hytrin (terazosin) side effects: Hytrin (terazosin) is an Alpha blocking agent that is an effective BP agent and one which helps allow urine to pass through prostate better. Stopping it could aggravate hypertension and symptoms of delayed urinary emptying. ...Read more

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What is the drug terazosin hcl?

What is the drug terazosin hcl?

Alpha antagonist: This is a medication that is used for high blood pressure or some urinary problems. It works by relaxing muscles. It can relax the muscles in the blood vessels thus keeping the vessels open and lowering the pressure of those vessels and lowering blood pressure. It can also be used to relax the urethra and can help in cases of urinary retention, frequency, prostate disease, urethral spasms. ...Read more

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Can I take terazosin forever as maintenance?

Can I take terazosin forever as maintenance?

Possibly: As with any medication, continued clinician management is recommended. If you are getting the desired effect from the medication with little or no side effects or reactions and it is accomplishing the goals of your physician then you can remain on this medication. Only a trained clinician can fully manage your medications properly. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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Hytrin (Definition)

Hytrin is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart ...Read more