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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).

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Are there medical side affects for discontuing the use of hytrin (terazosin)?

Are there medical side affects for discontuing the use of hytrin (terazosin)?

Yes: Http://www. Drugs. Com/hytrin.html. Discontinuing can lead to increase on BP or urinary issues.

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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.

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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.

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I found a bottle of pills that say terazosin hydrochloride. What's that?

I found a bottle of pills that say terazosin hydrochloride. What's that?

Pills for prostate: Marketed as as Hytrin (terazosin) or zayasel it is a medication used for prostate enlargement. Toss if they are not yours.

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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.

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of hytrin (terazosin)?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of hytrin (terazosin)?

Hytrin (terazosin) withdrawal?: I am not aware of a specific withdrawal syndrome with hytrin, (terazosin) however, if it's used to treat high blood pressure, you would expect an increase in BP if Hytrin (terazosin) is stopped without other treatment. Most drugs should not be stopped abruptly and only under the advice and supervision of your doctor.

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Can taking hytrin (terazosin) cause a jump in your colesterol?

Can taking hytrin (terazosin) cause a jump in your colesterol?

Hytrin (terazosin): Hytrin (terazosin) should not cause a sudden jump in cholesterol.

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If using hytrin (terazosin) for prostrate problems does it make you tired?

Possibly: Hytrin (terazosin) can lower your blood pressure and give a fatigued feeling. Other than through that mechanism, I am not aware of such a side effect in hytrin (terazosin).

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Will there be withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking hytrin (terazosin) suddenly?

Will there be withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking hytrin (terazosin) suddenly?

Not really: If you have prostatism that it was treating, then the symptoms will get worse and if you have hypertension, it will go higher, but these are not really withdrawal symptoms.

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Which are the withdrawal symptoms if I stop taking hytrin (terazosin) suddenly?

Hytrin (terazosin): Withdrawal of terazosin therapy is associated with an increase in supine diastolic blood pressure, often to hypertensive levels, without signs of a withdrawal syndrome. Also associated with significant weightloss - 3 to 4 pounds in 6 to 8 weeks.

Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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