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Going Off Terazosin
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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