Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

  • Manufacturer : Pfizer Ltd.
  • Composition : Prazosin 5mg
  • Generally Prescribed For : Hypertension
  • Estimated Price : 457.90 For 30 Tablets Strip

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Use of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is used to treat High blood pressure (hypertension). It also helps prevent heart attack and stroke by reducing high blood pressure.

How Minipress XL 5mg Tablet works.

Minipress XL 5mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called alpha-1 antagonists, It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.

Side Effects of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

The most common side effects of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet are Dizziness, Drowsiness,Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Shortness of breath.
These side effects can usually occur in patients. However, these are only indicative and not all patients will experience them.

Precautions while Taking Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

Do not consume Minipress XL 5mg Tablet if you are allergic to Prazosin.
If you have liver or kidney disease, drug or alcohol addiction, consult your doctor before using Minipress XL 5mg Tablet.
If you are allergic to any medicine or food, consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Use this medicine under the supervision of your doctor.
To avoid an adverse reaction, consult your doctor if you are already taking other medicines.
Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is not recommended for children.

Dosage of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

The dosage of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet depends on many factors such as the patient age, health, medical history of the patient and many other conditions.
Please take this medicine as prescribed by your doctor.

Overdose of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

If you forget to take a dose of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet, do not take two doses at the same time, there is a risk of overdose.
Symptom of overdose with Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is difficulty in breathing.
Immediately contact your doctor if an overdose with Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is suspected.
If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Onset of Action Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

It takes about 1 to 2 hours to show the effect of the medicine.

Duration of Action Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

Effect of medication lasts for an average of 10-20 hours. However; the effect of the drug varies depending on the dose and the amount used.

Precautions & Warnings

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  • Alcohol Don't consume alcohol while taking this medicine; it may increase the risk of side effects.

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  • Pregnancy Not recommended for pregnant women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Breastfeeding Not recommended for breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Driving Not safe during driving; you may feel dizzy or sleepy after taking this medicine.

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  • Kidney This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

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  • Liver This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

... Frequently Asked Questions About Minipress XL 5mg Tablet

Q.1) What is the use of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet? Answer. Minipress XL 5mg Tablet belongs to the class of drugs called alpha-1 antagonists, it is used to treat High blood pressure. By reducing high blood pressure, it helps prevent heart attacks and strokes. Q.2) How fast does Minipress XL 5mg Tablet work? Answer. Minipress XL 5mg Tablet takes about 1 to 2 hours to show the effect in the body. Q.3) What is the side effects of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet? Answer. The side effects of Minipress XL 5mg Tablet are Dizziness, Drowsiness,Fatigue, Headache, Nausea, Shortness of breath. These are only indicative and not everyone will experience them. If you notice any unusual reaction in your body after taking this medicine, contact your doctor immediately. Q.4) Is Minipress XL 5mg Tablet banned in India? Answer. Minipress XL 5mg Tablet is not banned in India, but you need a valid prescription to buy this medicine. Q.5) How to use Minipress XL 5mg Tablet? Answer. Take Minipress XL 5mg Tablet as suggested by your doctor, do not take it more than the recommended dose and period.
Do not break or crush it, take the whole pill with water after or before a meal as suggested by your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

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Interaction

Drug :- antihypertensives, beta blockers, diuretics, phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors: Increased risk of hypotension and syncope.

dopamine: Antagonized peripheral vasoconstrictive effect of dopamine high doses.

ephedrine: Decreased vasopressor response to ephedrine.

epinephrine: Possibly severe hypotension and tachycardia.

metaraminol: Decreased vasopressor effect of metaraminol.

methoxamine, phenylephrine: Possibly decreased vasopressor effect and shortened duration of action of these drugs.

NSAIDs, sympathomimetics: Decreased effectiveness of prazosin.

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