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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Hytrin (Overview)

Hytrin is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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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

Dr. Katharine Cox
29 doctors shared insights

Hytrin (Overview)

Hytrin is a sympathetic nervous system inhibitor which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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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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Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Rapaflo (silodosin) vs flomax?

Here are some ...: Rapaflo (silodosin) and Flomax (tamsulosin) are the same class of drugs - selective alpha-blocker, which can relax the smooth muscles around the bladder neck and prostate urethra so to quickly improve urine flow to a degree. Rapaflo is newer than Flomax and the profiles of effectivenss and side effects are similar although the newer one always tends to claim being better and less. ...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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Whats cardura (doxazosin) used for?

Whats cardura (doxazosin) used for?

Enlarged prostate: Cardura (doxazosin) helps people who have difficulty with urinating. Their stream is slow or it dribbles. They may get up frequently at night. Many times, it is due to a large prostate. ...Read more

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Do selective adeno-adenergic blockers (prazosin, terazosin, doxazosin, trimazosin) protect  from acute cocaine-induced vasoconstrictive damage?

Do selective adeno-adenergic blockers (prazosin, terazosin, doxazosin, trimazosin) protect  from acute cocaine-induced vasoconstrictive damage?

Some: Cocaine causes it's effect by preventing the reuptake of monamine (epinephrine, etc) and causes these neurotransmitters to continue exciting the a1 receptor. The meds listed block alpha-1 receptors, so theoretically will blunt the effects of Cocaine on some vessels, but focus mostly (esp. Tamsulosin) on a specific sub-type (alpha-1a) that is mostly in the bladder, not in the vessels. ...Read more

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Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Why flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) tablet is used?What is side effects of flomax(tamsulosin hydrochloride)?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Flomax (tamsulosin) is a alpha-blocker and the main side-effect is 'hypotension' especially upon standing. You will become light-headed and may fail. It also may decrease or eliminate the ejaculation volume. This is not bad but concerns many patients. ...Read more

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What's diference between flomax (tamsulosin) and advodart?

What's diference between flomax (tamsulosin) and advodart?

Different types. : Both medications are used to treat urinary symptoms related to benign prostatic enlargement. Flomax (tamsulosin) is an alpha-blocker, or agents that work on relaxing smooth muscle in the urinary tract to improve flow. Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor, which blocks the hormone (dht) that encourages growth of the prostate over time, the size of the prostate decreases. ...Read more

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Is alfuzosin similar to detrol (tolterodine)?

Is alfuzosin similar to detrol (tolterodine)?

Drugs: Alfuzosin is a drug given for prostate obstruction to improve your voiding; Detrol (tolterodine) is an anticholinergic drug use to relax the smooth muscle of the bladder to decrease urgency and frequency of urination; they are completely different drugs. ...Read more

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Which is more effective- rapaflo (silodosin) or flomax?

Equally effective: Though individual patients may notice differences in efficacy and tolerability between the two meds, the clinical studies leading to fda approval show similar results in improvement in both urinary symptoms and urinary flow. Excluding ejaculation changes, rapaflo (silodosin) 'may' have a quicker onset of action and a better side effect profile than flomax. ...Read more

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

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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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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Could rapaflow (silodosin) alpha-1 blockers affect urinary sphincter or just the prostate?

Could rapaflow (silodosin) alpha-1 blockers affect urinary sphincter or just the prostate?

Both: Alpha blockers relax the smooth muscle component of the prostate (as opposed to the glandular part). They also relax the INTERNAL urinary sphincter at the neck of the bladder.This is why retrograde ejaculation(the ejaculate goes into the bladder instead of coming out) can occur. They do not relax the EXTERNAL sphincter(below the prostate) which controls urine voluntarily. ...Read more

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What is cardura (doxazosin) XL used for and its effect?

What is cardura (doxazosin) XL used for and its effect?

Hypertension: Switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release (ir) to Cardura (doxazosin) xl, therapy initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior to starting therapy with Cardura (doxazosin) xl, the final evening dose of Cardura (doxazosin) should not be taken. Pde-5 inhibitor therapy should be initiated at lowest dose in patients taking Cardura (doxazosin) xl. ...Read more

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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

Dr. James Chapman
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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