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Prazosin Hydrochloride Medication
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
Probably: Probably, but not necessarily. since I do not know the details of your situation I suggest you talk to the prescribing doctor if this is of concern to you. ...Read more
Could an alpha blocker make my skin itch from strong vibration? It's never happened before-started minipress (prazosin) 2 weeks ago
Possible allergy: It is best to contact the prescribing provider. This could represent an allergy or intolerance. ...Read more
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Is there any reason to give minipress (prazosin) to someone other than for high blood pressure problems?
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. ...Read more
What medication is good to take to stop nightmares? I have ptsd and take seroquel (quetiapine) i've been told about prazosin but i already take hydralazine
Multiple options: There are multiple options that may help ptsd-related nightmares -- and even though you're on hydralazine, prazosin may still be one of them. It would require monitoring your BP carefully. Others include trazodone, topiramate, gabapentin, cyproheptadine, etc. Also there are cognitive behavioral therapy, image rehearsal therapy, hypnosis, etc: http://tinyurl.Com/knwnnet. ...Read more
I was prescribed medication Wellbutrin XL Lisinopril Strattera cyclobenzaprine ibuprofen 800 chlorpromazine prazosin promethazine thiothixene?
Would this be standard?
Prescribed.: For what was each subscribed? We cannot read your thoughts here. ...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
What are possible mental side effects to taking prazosin? I've heard they can make you feel numb.
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
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