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Prazopress XL contains the active substance Prazosin hydrochloride, which is one of a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. It is usually used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). It may also be used to treat heart failure, painful cold fingers (Raynaud’s Disease) or mild enlargement of the prostate gland (prostatic hyperplasia) in men.
In patients with high blood pressure (hypertension), Prazopress works by relaxing blood vessels so that blood passes through them more easily. It can be used alone or in combination with other drugs used to treat hypertension.
In patients with heart failure, Prazopress works by relaxing the main blood vessels of the heart, allowing the heart to pump blood more easily. Prazopress is usually used in heart failure when other drugs are either no longer working or have not worked at all.
In patients with Raynaud’s Disease the treatment relaxes blood vessels in the hands, so blood can reach the fingers more easily. This helps to prevent coldness and stiffness.
In patients with enlargement of the prostate gland the treatment is taken to treat poor and/or frequent passing of urine. This is common in patients with enlargement of the prostate gland. The treatment works by relaxing muscle around the bladder and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily.
Prazopress XL is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and Raynaud's disease. It is also used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate) in men.
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Common Side Effects of Prazopress are Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Weakness, Low energy, Palpitations, Nausea.