What is Terazosin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hytrin Trazosin HCL

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Terazosin is an alpha blocker used to treat high blood pressure; it is also commonly used in men with an enlarged prostate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bladder problems 16 4
Elevated blood pressure 9 5
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 8 1
Frequent urination 3 3
General health 3 2
Urinary urgency 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Terazosin

Side effect Patients
Cotton mouth 1
Dizziness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Terazosin

Dosage Patients
5 mg daily 4
2 mg daily 3
4 mg daily 3
10 mg daily 1
5 mg twice daily 1
20 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Terazosin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 5
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Doctor's advice 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Terazosin

Duration

Currently taking Terazosin

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Terazosin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 17
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 5
< $25 9
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Terazosin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Prazosin (Minipress) 1
Propranolol (Inderal) 1

Patients stopped taking Terazosin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 3
Lisinopril (Zestril) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Terazosin

Sep 18, 2010 (Started Aug 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for urinary urgency)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for frequent urination)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Worked very well for me, Dr had no refills because she wanted to evaluate side effects. I'm awaiting a new prescription now, should have it in a few days.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 8, 2010 (Started Sep 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 11, 2009 (Started Sep 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 15, 2008 (Started Sep 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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