Indications for MINIPRESS:
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.
Syncope. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.
Limit alcohol intake. Hypotension with propranolol, diuretics, other antihypertensives. False (+) pheochromocytoma test.
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).
Caps 1mg, 2mg—250, 1000
Caps 5mg—250, 500