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Active ingredients: prazosin
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 30 APRIL 2004: In Patients with Hypertension. MINIPRESS (prazosin hydrochloride) is indicated in the treatment of hypertension of varied aetiology and all grades of severity. It can be used as the initial and sole agent or it may be employed in a treatment programme in conjunction with other antihypertensive agents. Renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate are not impaired by long-term oral administration. MINIPRESS can be used with safety in hypertensive patients with impaired renal function. In Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. MINIPRESS is indicated in the treatment of severe refractory congestive heart failure. MINIPRESS may be added to the therapeutic regime in those patients who have become refractory to conventional therapy with cardiac glycosides and diuretics. In Patients with Raynaud's Phenomenon and Raynaud's Disease. MINIPRESS is indicated in the treatment of Raynaud's Phenomenon and Raynaud's disease. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. MINIPRESS is indicated as an adjunct in the symptomatic treatment of urinary obstruction caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia in patients awaiting prostatic surgery
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
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- Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.
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For the active ingredient prazosin
- Avoid alcohol.
- Avoid natural licorice.
- Take without regard to meals.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
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For the active ingredient prazosin
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Alpha blockers have a modest BP lowering effect | Cochrane
The class of drugs called alpha blockers is sometimes used to lower elevated blood pressure. This class includes drugs such as doxazosin (brand name: Cardura), prazosin (Minipress) and terazosin (Hytrin). We asked how much this class of drugs lowers blood pressure and whether there is a difference between individual drugs within the class. The available scientific literature was searched to find all the trials that had assessed this question. We found only 10 trials studying the blood pressure lowering ability of 4 different alpha blockers in 1175 participants. The blood pressure lowering effect was modest. There was an 8-point reduction in the upper number that signifies the systolic pressure and a 5-point reduction in the lower number that signifies the diastolic pressure. No alpha blocker drug appears to be any better or worse than others in terms of blood pressure lowering ability. Due to incomplete reporting of the number of participants who dropped out of the trials due to adverse drug reactions, as well as the short duration of these trials, this review could not provide an estimate of the harms associated with this class of drugs.
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