Terazosin

What is Terazosin?

Terazosin belongs to a class of medications called alpha 1 blockers which relax the smooth muscles of the arteries, the prostate, and the bladder neck. Relaxing the smooth muscles of the arteries lowers blood pressure. Relaxing the smooth muscles around the bladder neck relieves urinary obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate (prostate hypertrophy).It is used to treat hypertension.

Questions and answers on "Terazosin"

yes. can terazosin 2mg. cause feet to swell

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, in 3% of the users

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
In a small percentage (3%) of users Terazosin has been found to cause swelling of the feet.
Kidney disease is a commoner cause for swelling of feet.
Do get back to me if you have further questions....

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I have retrograde ejaculation symptons. I have researched causes and drug side effects. I take BP
medications, sertraline and terazosin. Are there any medications that can help with this disorder.
Thank you

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Possible side effect of medication.

Detailed Answer:
Hi Dear user !Thank you for posting your question here.
For what you write ,yes ,it may be side effect of sertraline or terazosin , both drug have this side
effect .Usually the treatment in your consist of making some changes in...

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I had very rapid heartbeat for an hour this morning before getting up. That stopped, but was followed by extreme dizziness, which is still present, but milder many hours later. Also, last night I took 10 mg Terazosin. I had been taking Terazsin for several months, but not for the last month. Is this normal? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Following advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!
I read your query and understood your concerns.

What you are reporting is a side effect of Terazosin use especially iregular fast beats and dizziness.

Since you have stopped taking it for the last month and you have...

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can a large prostate be directly related to excessive fatigue
does a hernia also with large prostate contribute to fatigue

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Medication like terazosin could cause fatigue

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
I've noted that you have been on finasteride and terazosin for your prostate symptoms.
An enlarged prostate by itself will Kot cause fatigue, but if you are getting up frequently at night to use the washroom despite...

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Hi, my wife accidentally took my blood pressure meds, Terazosin 5 mg, losartan 100 mg, finasteride 5 mg, can we reverse the effects?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Do not worry, most probably she won't have any significant side effect

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Hello,

Thank you for using HCM to post your question.

I read carefully your question and I understand your concern.

Do not worry, she won't have significant side effects and those will go...

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I started taking 5 mg of Terazosin about 4 months ago. My cholesterol dropped from about 205 to 152. My blood pressure dropped from 135/82 to 118/80. My blood sugar dropped from 107 to 98. I have several erections every night and they are very firm. I am 74 years old and am in good health. I am taking the pills for BPH. Would there be any harm in taking these pills for an extended period even though my BPH seems OK now.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Almost no harm.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM,

I have read your query,

Terazosin is a drug belongs to alpha blockers group which causes smooth muscles to relax and by which your blood pressure has dropped to normal (118/80) and it also helps to relieve from the symptoms of BPH...

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i have been taking benazepril-hctz 20/12.5 for quite some time, but my BP hasn't gone down quite as much as he would like to see [130/140 over 85/95]. So at my last physical he added Terazosin 10 mg. Shouldn't I work up to that dosage gradually. I took my first dose with out being informed @ it's BP lowering effect and I darn near fainted away while I was driving. I was able to pull off the road and gather myself thank god. But I thought I was about to die White shining light and all. But shouldn't I be started on a smaller dose, or tried benazepril-hctz 20/25?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Terazosin should be taken 1mg in the first dose.

Detailed Answer:
Hello!
I am Dr.Rovena
I had gone through your query,medical history and understand your concern.

Terazosin is an alpha-1-selective adrenoceptor blocking agent.
The recommended starting dose for treating BPH is 1 mg...

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Terazosin- How is it to be used? Possible side effects? My husband is very incontinent during the night.and has takenit twice. Last night his feet were very shinny and he had big bowel accident. He is allergic to sulfa.Email is YYYY@YYYY

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
not a sulfa drug, does have possible side effects

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Prostate enlargement can cause incontinence and terazosin is one of the meds that is used to help with this.

The dose can vary, initially it is 1 mg once daily, this can increase...

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Not a big drinker but went out friday night and had 7 beers and could not pee. Extreme bolting. wasn't til the next day i could force pee only little squirts, i did this for every 15 min for 24 hours. (friday night 2:00 am till saterday night about 2 :am.) When i force pee i would usely have moist stool. its much better now but still little bolting and only peeing every 15 min. My stream is much stronger even thu im pushing to pee, how long Is this going to be before it pass? What should i be doing for quicker results. I get a pain when i stand vertically straight up, but when slightly bent forward no pin, are my muscles just sore from pushing to pee?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
urinary retention underlying BPH due to drink

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for contacting HCM.Alcohol is a diuretic and you make alot of urine after an alcoholic binge. You may be having an undiagnosed benign prostate hyperplasia. The symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia can...

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Can I take Ibruprophen and tarazosin together?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Can be used together

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Terazosin effect is decreased by ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is an NSAID. NSAIDs decrease the production of prostaglandins. The effects need to be monitored in terms of its antihypertensive effect or for...

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Recent questions on  Terazosin

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my husband was diagnosed with BPH grade 1 in 2003. then last march 01, 2011 he had a kub ultrasound,impression: normal sized prostate gland with concretions. he was prescribed hytrin tablet to be taken before bedtime. last june 06, a kub ultrasound was done on him. impression: no prostatic glandpathology detected.. what can you comment about this? should he continue taking the medicine?.. thanks Miles of Bulacan,

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I'm a 75 year old male, 197 lbs 5'11" This morning I noticed my urine was bright yellow with red that doesn't look like blood but has a higher specific gravity. I have been taking allopurinol , 100mg daily since mid-June and that's the only change...

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I am taking Flomax but it is causing ED & not being able to have an orgasm with someone. Is there an alternative medication that would not have the same effect? Thanks

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yes. can terazosin 2mg. cause feet to swell

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Doctor, I had urinary problem and high temperature last December end and Doctor suggested me to take a scan. My result -am having Prostate Gland Enlargement 37cc and Kidney stone 5mm. General Physician suggested me to hytrin for 1 month and gave Bacterial Antibiotic injection (Amikacin) 3 injections. after taking hytrin for 12 days I having severe bitter taste in my tongue. what is the remedy Doctor? S,m.,l

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I am aged 72 yrs old and my B.P. is in control while taking Tabs. (1) Listril(Lisnopril)-20 mg.daily after lunch and (2) Dytor(Torsemide) - 5 mg. daily in the morning for the past over many years(In the beginning I started taking listril-5mg. and thereafter this increased to 10 mg and 20 mg. over a period of a decade. Torsemide has been added by the Physician in the last over 2 years.
Now I have been experiencing health problem of BPH such as urinary frequency,weakstream,hesitency and interrupted flow,slight nocturia and sometime incomplete emptying of the bladder. The result of Ultrasonography is that Prostate is mildly enlarged in size measuring 44 x 41 x 35mm, vol.3.7cc and there is no sign of malignancy.Both kidneys are normal in size. PSA is normal both total(0.44 ng/ml and free(0.20 ng/ml).Urinary Bladder is also normal.
The urinary problem is yet not acute but has started for the past over one year as stated above.Please advise which of the two medicines viz. "Alfusin" or "Terazosin" will suit me better for the treatment of BPH so as to avoid surgery later on in advanced age. Recently the consulting physician has prescribed 'stilnoct.625(S.R.) tab.to me to be taken at bedtime in lieu of Alprazolam 0.50 which I was taking over a decade starting with the initial dose of 0.25 mg. and thus feeling the necessity of taking this anti-anxiety medicine over 0.50 mg.for getting sleep these days. I have yet to start taking 'stilnoct' in lieu of alprax(alprazolam).but I intend start taking this medicine in the coming week alongwith anxit (alprazolam)0.25 mg.(S.R.) which has been simultaneously prescribed by my Doctor.
Kindly answer my health question mainly regarding the suitable treatment of my problem of BPH.

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Glad to have you. Want to know what metanx is for and side effects. I take 200mg Morp, 30 mg val. along with a number of other drjust ugs. Can you give me the specs on this drug? I just got it today and haven t taken any yet. O yes there 40 mg terazosin

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