Hytrin 1 mg Tablet

Manufactured byAbbott India Ltd.
ContainsTerazosin
Description

Hytrin 1 mg Tablet is an antihypertensive medicine which is used to treat high blood pressure and relieve symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (prostate enlargement) such as painful urination or urinary urgency. This medicine should be used with caution since it may cause temporary loss of consciousness due to the sudden decrease in blood pressure (syncope). This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Hytrin 1 mg Tablet

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Orthostatic Hypotension
  • Swelling of ankles or feet
  • Prolonged and painful erection
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain

Uses of Hytrin 1 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The antihypertensive effect of this medicine can be observed within 15 minutes of administration of the dose.
  • Duration of effect
    Hytrin 1 mg Tablet remains active in the body for up to 24 hours after administration.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    It is recommended that you do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of drowsiness, dizziness, very low blood pressure, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine. Report any incidence of breathing difficulty or dizziness to the doctor immediately.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to terazosin or any other quinazolines.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe an alternative medicine based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Syncope

This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of temporary loss of consciousness caused by a sudden decrease in the blood pressure. Close monitoring of blood pressure may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

CNS effects

Hytrin 1 mg Tablet may cause drowsiness and it may affect your thinking and judgment. Hence, it is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating heavy machinery, especially for 12 hours after the first dose or after increasing the dose of this medicine.

Renal failure

Hytrin 1 mg Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with bladder overflow, anuria, or advanced renal failure due to the increased risk of serious adverse effects.

Cardiac disorders

Caution is advised while using this medicine in patients with cardiac failure or pulmonary edema due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Hytrin 1 mg Tablet is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor immediately in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

N/A

Instructions

It is recommended that you do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of drowsiness, dizziness, very low blood pressure, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine. Report any incidence of breathing difficulty or dizziness to the doctor immediately.
Interaction with Medicine

Tizanidine

Sodium oxybate

Mixed grass pollens allergen extract

Disease interactions

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypotension or patients on high blood pressure medicines due to the increased risk of a sudden drop in blood pressure and loss of consciousness. Report any symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, increased or decreased heart rate, or fainting to the doctor immediately. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver disease or active liver disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver functions may be necessary for such patients while taking this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustment or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use Hytrin 1 mg Tablet only for the conditions specified by the doctor. Do not take this medicine in larger amounts than prescribed or share this medicine with others. Report to the doctor all your medical conditions and current medicines including herbs and supplements before taking this medication. Report any undesired effects or lack of improvement to the doctor on priority.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels. This allows the blood to flow smoothly and decreases the blood pressure. It also relaxes the muscles of the prostate gland and relieves the symptoms of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting, Alpha-blockers

Schedule

Schedule H

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