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Hytrin BPH 5mg 28 Tablets/Pack


Hytrin BPH 5mg 28 Tablets/Pack

Hytrin BPH 5mg (Terazosin)


Product Name
Hytrin BPH 5mg 28 Tablets/Pack
Active Ingredient
Terazosin
Manufacturer
Abbott
Product Type
Alpha-blocker (muscle relaxant)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock

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Hytrin tablets 5mg contain terazosin, an alpha-blocker that binds to the alpha adrenergic receptor in smooth muscle in the prostate gland and in blood vessel walls; and is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and hypertension.

Hytrin general information

What is Hytrin used for?

Hytrin tablets 5mg are used to treat functional symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate gland, particularly if surgery is not indicated or possible. Hytrin-BPH relieves the symptoms of urinary retention caused by restricted urine flow as the prostate becomes enlarged and presses against the urethra (urine outlet tube from the bladder). By reducing the pressure on the urethra, Hytrin-BPH helps urine to flow more easily, preventing urine backlog in the bladder and restoring bladder control. This relieves symptoms like need for frequent urination, inability to empty the bladder, strain and difficulty passing urine. The improved urine flow and reduction in symptoms may reduce the need for surgery. Hytrin tablets 5mg are also used to treat hypertension, which is high blood pressure when at rest, and can be used alone or in combination with other antihypertensive drugs such as diuretics or beta-adrenergic blocking agents, to reduce risk cardiovascular disease like of stroke and heart attack due to high blood pressure.

How does Hytrin work?

Hytrin tablets 5mg contain terazosin, an alpha1-blocker (also known as alpha-adrenergic antagonist), that binds selectively to the alpha adrenergic receptor in smooth muscle found in the prostate gland and in blood vessel walls. Terazosin in Hytrin tablets 5mg blocks the action of naturally occurring adrenergic chemicals like noradrenaline, a chemical that causes smooth muscle cells to contract and tighten. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is due to overgrowth of the smooth muscle cells within the prostate gland and increased muscle tone of these cells. Terazosin in Hytrin tablets 5mg relaxes these muscle cells which relieves the pressure exerted by the enlarged prostate gland on the urethra (urine outlet tube from the bladder); and also causes muscle cells in the neck of the bladder to relax. The action of terazosin in Hytrin tablets 5mg removes the blockage to urine flow caused by the prostate gland and allows urine to flow more freely through the urethra; it also relaxes the bladder neck, allowing urine to pass out of the bladder more easily. Terazosin in Hytrin tablets 5mg also binds to alpha adrenergic receptors in smooth muscle in the walls of blood vessels allowing peripheral arteries to relax and widen (vasodilation) and this reduces the workload on the heart, the force needed for the heart to pump blood around the body, and decreases blood pressure.

What does Hytrin contain?

Hytrin tablets 5mg contain the active ingredient terazosin, an alpha1-blocker used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and hypertension. They also contain lactose, maize starch, pregelatinised starch, purified talc, magnesium stearate, purified water, dye yellow (quinoline yellow, e104)

Treating urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with Hytrin

Hytrin tablets 5mg contain terazosin, an alpha1-blocker (also known as alpha-adrenergic antagonist), that binds selectively to the alpha adrenergic receptor in smooth muscle found in the prostate gland, and blocks the action of naturally occurring adrenergic chemicals like noradrenaline, a chemical that causes smooth muscle cells to contract and tighten. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is due to overgrowth of the smooth muscle cells within the prostate gland and increased muscle tone of these cells. Terazosin in Hytrin tablets 5mg relaxes these muscle cells which relieves the pressure exerted by the enlarged prostate gland on the urethra (urine outlet tube from the bladder); and also causes muscle cells in the neck of the bladder to relax. The action of terazosin in Hytrin tablets 5mg removes the blockage to urine flow caused by the prostate gland and allows urine to flow more freely through the urethra; it also relaxes the bladder neck, allowing urine to pass out of the bladder more easily. This relieves symptoms like need for frequent urination, inability to empty the bladder, strain and difficulty passing urine. The improved urine flow and reduction in symptoms may reduce the need for surgery.

Treating hypertension (high blood pressure) with Hytrin

Hytrin tablets 5mg contain terazosin, an alpha1-blocker (also known as alpha-adrenergic antagonist), that binds selectively to the alpha adrenergic receptor in smooth muscle found in blood vessel walls, and blocks the action of naturally occurring adrenergic chemicals like noradrenaline, a chemical that causes smooth muscle cells to contract and tighten. Terazosin in Hytrin tablets 5mg binds to alpha adrenergic receptors in smooth muscle in the walls of blood vessels allowing peripheral arteries to relax and widen (vasodilation) and this reduces the workload on the heart, the force needed for the heart to pump blood around the body and decreases blood pressure. The blood pressure-lowering action of Hytrin tablets 5mg reduces risk cardiovascular disease like of stroke and heart attack due to high blood pressure.

What are the side effects of Hytrin?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Hytrin tablets 5mg include: asthenia (physical weakness), dizziness, postural hypotension (dizziness when standing up due to sudden drop in blood pressure), syncope (fainting), palpitation, blurred vision, nasal congestion, nausea, peripheral oedema, somnolence, impotence.

When should Hytrin not be used?

You should not use Hytrin tablets 5mg if you:
  • are allergic to terazosin or any ingredients in Hytrin
  • are pregnant or are breastfeeding
  • have a history of micturition syncope (fainting shortly after or during urination)
  • are having cataract surgery
  • drink alcohol
  • are taking medicines that interact with Hytrin, including: phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors like sildenafil for erectile dysfunction, ACE inhibitors and diuretics for hypertension,

How should Hytrin be taken?

You should take your Hytrin tablets 5mg with a glass of water once daily at bedtime, as you may feel dizzy, particularly when first starting your medication. Your dose may be increased gradually, depending on what you are being treated for and how well your respond. Your doctor will probably advise you to take a lower dose of Hytrin tablets 1mg at first and then increase your dose to 2mg or more. You should continue to take your Hytrin tablets 5mg for as long as recommended by your doctor.

How long should you take Hytrin?

You should continue to take your Hytrin tablets 5mg for as long as recommended by your doctor.

Missed dose of Hytrin

If you miss a dose of Hytrin tablets 5mg take it as soon as you remember, unless it is time to take the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose.

How should Hytrin be stored?

You should store your Hytrin below 25°C in a cool dry place.



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