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ATC Level5: C02CA01 - Prazosin

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    - Prazosin belongs to the family of medications called antihypertensives, specifically the group known as alpha 1-blockers . It is used to treat high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels, allowing blood to flow through them more easily. Prazosin may be used alone or in addition to other medications to treat high blood pressure. Prazosin may start working within 1 day, but it may take up to 14 days. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several... - 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 USES: 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... - 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 USES: 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... - Prazosin belongs to the family of medications called antihypertensives, specifically the group known as alpha 1-blockers . It is used to treat high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels, allowing blood to flow through them more easily. Prazosin may be used alone or in addition to other medications to treat high blood pressure. Prazosin may start working within 1 day, but it may take up to 14 days. This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several... - Prazosin is a selective α-1-adrenergic receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension. It has also been used to decrease urinary obstruction and relieve symptoms associated with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. α1-Receptors mediate contraction and hypertrophic growth of smooth muscle cells. Antagonism of these receptors leads to smooth muscle relaxation in the peripheral vasculature and prostate gland. Prazosin has also been used in conjunction with cardiac glycosides and... - Prazosin is a selective α-1-adrenergic receptor antagonist used to treat hypertension. It has also been used to decrease urinary obstruction and relieve symptoms associated with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. α1-Receptors mediate contraction and hypertrophic growth of smooth muscle cells. Antagonism of these receptors leads to smooth muscle relaxation in the peripheral vasculature and prostate gland. Prazosin has also been used in conjunction with cardiac glycosides and...

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