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MINIPRESS
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Drug Name:

MINIPRESS Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Prazosin HCl 1mg, 2mg, 5mg; caps.

Company:
Pfizer Inc.

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for MINIPRESS:

Hypertension.

Adult:

Give 1st dose at bedtime. 1mg 2–3 times daily. Increase dose slowly. Usual dose: 6–15mg/day in divided doses; max 20–40mg/day. When adding another antihypertensive, reduce dose to 1–2mg 3 times daily and retitrate.

Children:

Not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Syncope. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Limit alcohol intake. Hypotension with propranolol, diuretics, other antihypertensives. False (+) pheochromocytoma test.

Pharmacological Class:

Alpha-1 blocker.

Adverse Reactions:

Syncope (esp. 1st dose), dizziness, headache, drowsiness, weakness, palpitations, GI upset, edema, orthostatic hypotension, dyspnea, vertigo, depression, nervousness, rash, urinary frequency, blurred vision, reddened sclera, epistaxis, dry mouth, nasal congestion; priapism (rare).

How Supplied:

Caps 1mg, 2mg—250, 1000
Caps 5mg—250, 500

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