Terazosin Hydrochloride is a quinazoline derivative with the adrenergic antagonistic property. This active medicine inhibits alpha-1 adrenergic receptors leads to vasodilation. It also decreased peripheral vascular resistance and a decreased venous return to the heart and decreased urethral resistance, which improves urine flow and symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia. It also reduces low-density lipoproteins and triglycerides while maximizing the concentration of high-density lipoproteins.
Class of Drugs – Alpha-blockers
Molecular Formula – C19H26ClN5O4
Molecular Weight - 423.9 g/mol
Working: This active medication belongs to a group of medications called alpha-blockers. Terazosin Hydrochloride works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder and prostate to improve urine flow. This active component also widens blood vessels in the body so that blood can flow more easily. It also helps lower blood pressure.
Uses: This mentioned active ingredient is used in medication to treat high blood pressure. Decreasing high blood pressure helps to prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. Terazosin Hydrochloride works by relaxing blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.
It is also indicated in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate i.e. benign prostatic hyperplasia. It does not shrink the prostate but relaxes the muscles in the prostate and part of the bladder. It relieves the symptoms of BPH like difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, weak stream, and the need to urinate frequently or urgently.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This beta-blocker used in popular medicine as given below:
- Hytrin: 1 mg, 2 mg, and 5 mg
This ingredient may cause dizziness, fainting, and low blood pressure in aged people. Get up slowly while getting up from a sitting or lying position.