Generic Minipress (Prazosin)
Minipress
Minipress used for treatment of high blood pressure alone or concomitantly with diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking medications.
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Product Description
Common use

Minipress is used in treatment of hypertension either alone or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs (diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking agents) and also of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It contains prazosin hydrochloride.



Dosage and direction

Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not miss doses as irregular intake increases the risk of high blood pressure. Do not stop taking this medication without permission of your doctor even if your symptoms improved. Usual recommended dose of Minipress is 1 mg two or three times a day. It maybe gradually increased up to 20 mg daily dose given in divided doses.



Precautions

Inform your doctor if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Minipress excretes with breast milk and be harmful to your baby. Low blood pressure is possible even when first doses of the medication are taken. You may feel faint, dizzy, or light-headed, particularly when you stand up from a lying position. Avoid driving or any hazardous tasks if you just started the course of treatment or change the dose. You may become dizzy, faint, or light-headed in hot weather, while exercising, or when standing for long time.



Contraindications

Minipress cannot be used in patients with hypersensitivity to its components, quinazolines, prazosin, or other similar medicines such as doxazosin and terazosin.



Possible side effect

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea, palpitations (pounding heartbeat), lack of energy, weakness.



Drug interaction

If Minipress is co-administered with diuretics or other antihypertensive agent, the dose of the former should be decreased. Concomitant use with PDE-5 inhibitor results in additive blood pressure lowering effects. Check with your doctor before to take Minipress how much it is safe for you to take it together with beta blockers (propranolol), Dextroamphetamine, diuretics (hydrochlorothiazide), Ibuprofen, other high blood pressure medications, Verapamil. Alcohol effects are intensified by Minipress.



Missed dose

Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.



Overdose

If you feel profound drowsiness, depressed reflexes, and low blood pressure and suspect overdosing seek immediate medical attention.



Storage

Tablets of Minipress should be stored at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F).



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.