Generic Hytrin (Terazosin hydrochloride)
Hytrin
Hytrin is an alpha-adrenergic blocker, which relaxes blood vessels. It is prescribed to treat hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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Product Description
Common use

Hytrin is terazosin hydrochloride, the substance which belongs to alpha 1 blockers class. It relaxes smooth muscles of the arteries and lowers blood pressure. It is used to treat urinary obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate, prostate adenoma, arterial hypertension, heart failure in the initial stage, hyperlipidemia.



Dosage and direction

take this medication exactly as prescribed to you with or without food. The recommended dose of Hytrin is 1 mg once time before your bedtime. The dose may be gradually increased up to 10-20 mg take once daily.



Precautions

Follow all recommendations of your doctor. Never take more of the medication than it was prescribed to you. Take Hytrin with a full glass of water. As this medication may cause drop in blood pressure and dizziness take it before your bedtime, especially first doses. Dizziness and drop in blood pressure are also possible if you restart taking Hytron after a break. Blood pressure or prostate tests should be done on a regular basis while you are on Hytrin. Do not stop taking this medication even if you feel fine.



Contraindications

Hytrin cannot be administered to the patients with hypersensitivity, hypotension, in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and in children.



Side effects

Weakness, fatigue, drowsiness, restlessness, headache, dizziness, paresthesias, decreased libido, changes in vision, tinnitus (noise in the ear), "a phenomenon of the first dose" (a sudden and severe decrease in blood pressure and orthostatic collapse after the first dose), hypotension, tachycardia, arrhythmias, peripheral edema, cough, bronchitis, xerostomia (dry mouth), sore throat, nausea, vomiting, arthralgia, myalgia, decline in hematocrit and hemoglobin, leukopenia, hypoalbuminemia, hypoproteinemia, flu-like syndrome, allergic reactions.



Drug interaction

Inform your doctor if you are currently treated by sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio), vardenafil (Levitra), tadalafil (Cialis), other blood pressure medications such as verapamil (Isoptin, Calan, Covera, Verelan).



Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or time for your next dose is in a short while. Do not take double doses of this medication or extra doses of it. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.



Overdose

Symptoms of overdose include tachycardia, hypotension, orthostatic collaps. If you experience the symptoms listed above contact your doctor as soon as possible as you may need immediate medical help.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Accutane

Other names used:

  • Roaccutane®

Active Ingredients:

  • Isotretionin

How does Accutane work and what pharmaceutical group does it belong to?

Isotretionin the active ingredient of Accutane belongs to a group of drugs called retinoids, which are used mainly in treatment of skin disorders. The exact mechanism of Accutane is not currently known however it is clinically determined that the drug exerts dose-dependent suppressive effect on the sebaceous glands activity and decreases their size. The drug also expresses anti-inflammatory effect on skin as well as inhibits the formation of comedones. The effects of the drug are temporary however the acne remissions may be controlled.

Which conditions are treated with Isotretinoin?

The drug is indicated in treatment of:

  • Severe cystic acne vulgaris
  • Acne rosacea
  • Hidradenitis suppurativa

What should a patient know before using Accutane?

The Isotretinoin should not be used in cases of:

  • Known hypersensitivity to any components of the preparation or to other retinoids
  • Pregnancy
  • Liver or renal failure
  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis
  • Severe hyperlipidemia

Tell your doctor about the following if any apply to you:

  • You have relatives with increased levels of lipids in blood and are predisposed to hyperlipidemia
  • You or your relatives suffer from diabetes
  • You are suffering from Alcoholism
  • You are treating a depression

Which adverse effects may manifest when using the medication?

The side effects of Accutane include:

  • Vitamin A hypervitaminosis manifested in the following: dry skin and mucous membranes, haemorrhage in the nasal cavity, hoarseness, conjunctivitis and etc.
  • Skin problems: rash, itching, facial dermatitis, sweatiness, hyperpigmentation, reversible allopecia and etc.
  • Locomotor system: muscle pain, joint pain, hyperostosis, tendonitis
  • CNS: behavior changes, depression, headache, increased intracranial pressure, seizures
  • Sensory organs: decreased vision acuity, photosensibilisation, cataract, decreased hearing , keratitis
  • Gastrointestinal tract: nausea, colitis, GI hemorrhage, rarely hepatitis.
  • Respiratory organs: bronchospasm
  • Haemopoietic system: decreased leukocyte and erythrocyte levels, increase or decrease of thrombocyte levels
  • Immune system: local or systemic infections caused be gram-positive bacteria
  • Other: Hematuria, pancreatitis, vasculitis, lymphadenopathy

It is not necessary that the side effects will manifest in an individual but the possibility still exist. For more information please consult your health care provider.

Which groups of drugs or specific preparations may interact with Isotretinoin?

The drug is affected by the following:

  • Vitamin A supplements
  • Corticosteroids
  • Tetracycline antibiotics
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Oral contraceptives
  • St.John's worth

Tell your doctor about all the herbal preparations as well as prescription drugs that you are currently taking even if they are not on the list.

Important information for the patient: Accutane is supplied for individual use. Do not use it to treat other conditions not listed in the leaflet. Keep the product out of children reach. Do not reuse any disposable materials if supplied with the preparation.