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Minipress (Prazosin)
Minipress (Prazosin)

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Minipress (Prazosin)

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Category: Blood Pressure

Commercial Name: Minipress 
Active Ingredient: Prazosin
Utilization: Used for treatment of high blood pressure alone or concomitantly with diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking medications
Available Dosages: 2mg

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Minipress (Prazosin) is a medication from  a alpha-adrenergic blockers group. Minipress (Prazosin)  relaxes the veins and arteries so that blood can more easily pass through them.  It is used for treatment of high blood pressure alone or concomitantly with diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking medications

Indication for use

Minipress (Prazosin) can be taken by almost all adults and children over 12 who have:

·        arterial hypertension;

·        congestive heart failure


Minipress (Prazosin) is not recommended to use if you have: hypersensitivity, hypotension, constrictive pericarditis, cardiac tamponade, heart defects with reduced left ventricular filling pressure, pregnancy, lactation,

Dose and usage

Dose of Minipress (Prazosin): 2 mg ,  2,5mg – white, round, flat tablets with the line in the middle.

Before taking this medication consult with your attending physician.

In case of arterial hypertension, the initial dose of Minipress (Prazosin) is 0.5 mg, 1 mg 2-3 times a day. Gradually increase the dose, achieving a hypotensive effect. A persistent hypotensive effect develops after 4-6 weeks. The maintenance dose is selected individually and can be 3-20 mg / day. The daily dose is divided into 2-3 doses.

In case of chronicle heart failure - 3-20 mg / day in 2–3 doses, observing the usual precautions (the first dose should not exceed 0.5 mg, after taking the patient should be in the “lying” position for at least 2 hours, the doses should be increased gradually, given the possibility of orthostatic phenomena).

In case of Raynaud’s syndrome, the initial dose is 0.5 mg, the average therapeutic dose is 1-2 mg, and the multiplicity is 2 times a day. If necessary - 2 mg 3 times a day.

In symptomatic therapy of dysuric disorders with prostatic hypertrophy: 0.5 mg for 1 week, 1 mg for 2 weeks, from 3 to 6 weeks - 2 mg. Multiplicity - 2 times a day (morning and evening).

To eliminate spasm of peripheral arteries in case of poisoning with ergot alkaloids - 1 mg 3 times a day.

Side effects

On the rare occasion Minipress (Prazosin) can arouse side effects such as: severe hypotension; dizziness, headache, tachycardia, fatigue, nausea, dry mouth, increased diuresis, darkening in the eyes, allergic reactions.

Side effects can expose your health to danger – immediately inform your local doctor!  


Medically reviewed by Dr. Josette Davignon

Last updated: 9.03.2023

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