prazosin - oral, Minipress
GENERIC NAME: PRAZOSIN - ORAL (PRAZ-oh-sin)
BRAND NAME(S): Minipress
USES: Prazosin is used with or without other medications to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems.Prazosin belongs to a class of medications called alpha blockers. It works by relaxing and widening blood vessels so blood can flow more easily.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.This drug may also be used to treat certain blood circulation disorders (Raynaud's phenomenon). Prazosin may also be used to treat problems urinating due to an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or to help your body "pass," or get rid of, kidney stones through urination.
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