Prazosin is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blockers. Prazosin relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can more easily pass through them. Prazosin is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). Prazosin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Prazosin is a drug used in the treatment of hypertension, congestive heart failure and benign prostatic hypertrophy. It belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers, meaning it targets receptors found on vascular smooth muscle. Common side effects with prazosin include weakness, fatigue, headache and nausea.
Prazosin HCl is a quinazoline derivative. It is a crystalline substance, white in color, and slightly soluble in water. Prazosin HCl has a molecular weight of 419.87. In its formulation, it contains inert ingredients, which are magnesium stearate, sucrose, starch, and sodium lauryl sulfate. This drug is so special because it’s used to treat high blood pressure. Prazosin is an oral medication. It is used as an alpha-1 adrenergic receptor blocker. Prazosin HCl works by widening the blood vessels as this reduces the resistance of blood flow and as a result, there is a reduction in blood pressure. Prazosin HCl can be used all alone or even prescribed alongside other drugs.