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Medicine For Prazosin Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Pill splitting: In general we do not split capsules only solid pills. ...Read more
Depends: Prazosin is a blood pressure medicine but has been shown in some treatment trials to improve nightmares associated w/ ptsd (post-traumatic stress disorder). It's still being studied, but is worth a try if someone has recurrent nightmares. It's not usually used for anxiety alone. ...Read more
Drowsiness: Headache, drowsiness, tiredness, weakness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Lightheadedness or dizziness upon standing may also occur, especially after the first dose and shortly after taking a dose of the drug. ...Read more
Prescribed prazosin for ptsd-is there an alternative i could ask for that wouldnt need to be taken daily?
Prazosin: Prescribing prazosin for nightmares is like putting a bg bandage on a badly infected wound--you can cover it up for a while the infection is still there. Many people report immediate return of nightmares, if it even worked at all, and many have worse nightmares than before prazosin. Please check out the better, faster & permanent resolution with No More Nightmares- with Planned Dream Intervention ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are doses as high as 30 mg of prazosin ever used? I'll consult my pcp but the effect i get at 15 is ok but def not enough. Whats most you used?
15mg: The most I have sen used is 15mg not sure if 30mg would do much of a difference since to what I recall most of the receptors are affected with 15mg dose ...Read more
Possibly: First, remember that everyone is unique and respond to medications slightly differently. Some people may feel sedated with prazosin, not everyone will. It also depends on what dose you are taking and how often. Prazosin trials suggest that about 8 in 100 people feel a sedating effect. Dizziness, headache and weakness are just as common. Always tell your doctor side effects you experience. ...Read more
Doez Prazosin cross the BBB and work in the CNS? Ive read conflicting things on pubmed and elsewhere. Does any alpha-1 blocker cross the BBB?
You must be reading: about its use as it treats nightmares in the brain. So yes, it clearly crosses the BBB and clearly WORKS. I treat many people with PTSD and nightmares from war vets to civilians, rape victims, assault, other abuse victims who have terrible nightmares and it practically clears everything up inside of 1 week or 2. Problems are lowered blood pressure, allergic reactions, and, first dose syncope. ...Read more
How to taper off Prazosin, 5mg 3x/day? I'm worried about getting off this too quickly, although I'm taking it for PTSD which is "under control."
Prazosin: Better method to treat nightmares is Planned Dream Intervention. I teach this in my No More Nightmares class and book. Learning this skill first allows the person to actually have the skill to be able to sleep through any dreams. My patients often just forget to take prazosin because they know they are going to be able to sleep through any dreams. Even in combat zone my patients slept peacefully t ...Read more
Since i started taking prazosin for ptsd i began getting uncontrollable head movements. Any thoughts on why this might be?
I have ptsd and take seroquel (quetiapine) I have nightmares is it alright to take prazosin if i take hydralazine ?
Possibly: This might be a possibility, but your blood pressure will need close monitoring you'll also need to be careful about getting up from a laying down position, at least initially. Your doctors need to confer, and each know about your full list of medicines. Doses may need adjusting. ...Read more
No: Prazosin is very weak drugGet a more detailed answer ›