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Minipress XL 5 mg Tablet XL

Manufactured byPfizer Ltd.
ContainsPrazosin
Description

Minipress XL 5 mg Tablet XL is used for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension). This medicine is not recommended for use in patients less than 12 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Minipress XL 5 mg Tablet XL

  • Dizziness and fainting
  • Lack of strength
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Swelling of legs
  • Drowsiness
  • Headache
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Vomiting

Uses of Minipress XL 5 mg Tablet XL

What is it prescribed for?

  • Hypertension (increased blood pressure)
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken 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 if you have a known allergy to prazosin or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely 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.

Driving or operating machinery

Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

The missed dose should be taken as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor 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

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with this medicine due to the increased risk of side effects such as difficulty concentrating and dizziness. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol during treatment with this medicine.
Interaction with Medicine

Aspirin

Chlorpromazine

Phenobarbital

Diazepam

Alprazolam

Disease interactions

Hypotension

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of hypotension due to an increased risk of side effects such as dizziness, lightheadedness, headache, increased or decreased heart rate, and fainting. 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. Report any incidence of breathing difficulty or dizziness to the doctor immediately.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of liver disease or active liver disease. 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.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a history of kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly directed by the doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

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

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Causes sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antiadrenergic agents, peripherally acting

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00457

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https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/Prazosin

Welcome to Journal of the Association of Physicians of India [Internet]. Japi.org. 2020 [cited 22 May 2020]. Available from:

https://www.japi.org/september_2014_special_issue/02_clinical_pharmacology_of.html
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Information on this page was last updated on 22 May 2020

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