Hytrin (generic name: terazosin; brand names include: Terapress) is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers.
Hytrin is used for treating signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Hytrin is also used for treating high blood pressure (hypertension).
Hytrin works by relaxing and expanding muscles in the blood vessels, resulting in lowering of blood pressure. In BPH, Hytrin works by relaxing muscles around the urethra (tube that drains urine from the bladder), which improves urinary symptoms.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Hytrin exactly as directed.
1 mg at bedtime is the recommended starting dose for all patients.
The subsequent recommended dose for treating BPH is 5 to 10 mg once a day.
For patients with high blood pressure the recommended subsequent dose range is 1 mg to 5 mg once a day.
Take each dose with a full glass of water. Do not halve the tablets.
If you forget to take Hytrin, take the dose you missed as soon as you remember, and then continue to take it as you would normally. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose as you would normally. Do not take a double dose to make up for the one you missed.
Keep Hytrin tablets at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Before taking Hytrin, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: terazosin hydrochloride.