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Hytrin is prescribed to reduce high blood pressure. It may be used alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering drugs such as diuretics or beta-blockers.

Hytrin is also prescribed to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland that surrounds the urinary canal. It leads to the following symptoms:
a weak or interrupted stream when urinating
a feeling that you cannot empty your bladder completely
a feeling of delay when you start to urinate
a need to urinate often especially at night
feeling that you must urinate right away

Hytrin relaxes the tightness of a certain type of muscle in the prostate and at the opening of the bladder. This can reduce the severity of the symptoms.

ADULTS

High Blood Pressure

The usual initial dose is 1 milligram at bedtime. Your doctor may slowly increase the dose until your blood pressure has been lowered sufficiently. The usual recommended dosage range is 1 milligram to 5 milligrams taken once a day; however some people may benefit from doses as high as 20 milligrams per day.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The starting dose is 1 milligram at bedtime. This is the case because Hytrin can cause substantial drowsiness at first. As your body becomes used to it your dose may gradually increase to 5 to 10 milligrams once a day. Some patients may need 20 milligrams a day.

If you stop taking Hytrin for several days or longer your dosage should be re-started at 1 milligram at bedtime.

CHILDREN

Safety and effectiveness of Hytrin in children have not been established.
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Hytrin

Brand Name Prescription Drug

Pronounced: HIGH-trin

Generic name: Terazosin hydrochloride
Hytrin is prescribed to reduce high blood pressure. It may be used alone or in combination with other blood pressure lowering drugs such as diuretics or beta-blockers.

Hytrin is also prescribed to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland that surrounds the urinary canal. It leads to the following symptoms:
a weak or interrupted stream when urinating
a feeling that you cannot empty your bladder completely
a feeling of delay when you start to urinate
a need to urinate often especially at night
feeling that you must urinate right away

Hytrin relaxes the tightness of a certain type of muscle in the prostate and at the opening of the bladder. This can reduce the severity of the symptoms.

ADULTS

High Blood Pressure

The usual initial dose is 1 milligram at bedtime. Your doctor may slowly increase the dose until your blood pressure has been lowered sufficiently. The usual recommended dosage range is 1 milligram to 5 milligrams taken once a day; however some people may benefit from doses as high as 20 milligrams per day.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The starting dose is 1 milligram at bedtime. This is the case because Hytrin can cause substantial drowsiness at first. As your body becomes used to it your dose may gradually increase to 5 to 10 milligrams once a day. Some patients may need 20 milligrams a day.

If you stop taking Hytrin for several days or longer your dosage should be re-started at 1 milligram at bedtime.

CHILDREN

Safety and effectiveness of Hytrin in children have not been established.

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