MINIPRESS Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 017442/001.

Names and composition

"MINIPRESS" is the commercial name of a drug composed of PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017442/001 MINIPRESS PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
017442/002 MINIPRESS PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
017442/003 MINIPRESS PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
017442/001 MINIPRESS PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
017442/002 MINIPRESS PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
017442/003 MINIPRESS PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
019775/001 MINIPRESS XL PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 2.5MG
019775/002 MINIPRESS XL PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG
071745/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
071745/002 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
071745/003 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
071994/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
071995/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072333/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072352/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
072573/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
072574/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072575/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
072575/002 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072575/003 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
072577/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072609/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
072705/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
072706/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072707/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
072782/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
072783/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072784/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
072921/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
072991/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
072992/001 PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE PRAZOSIN HYDROCHLORIDE CAPSULE/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE

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Answered questions

Is taking minipress and respiridal together bad?
I read online and it said respiridal could react with minipress but I haven't found any study where a patient is only taking those two medications. So do they react when alone? I'm not on any other medication. Asked by Dacia Went 1 month ago.

Dear Maddy, I am Evgenia, a fourth year pharmacy student. Your question is “Is taking Minipress (prazosin) and Risperdal (risperidone) together bad?” and “do they react?”, and you are currently taking Minipress and Risperdal medications only. In order to best answer your question there are a few questions I would like to ask you. How long you’ve been on both medications? How is current your experience with these medications? What are you taking them for? Was the dose of Minipress or Risperdal recently changed? There is a drug interaction between Minipress and Risperdal but it does not require a change in therapy, When Risperdal is taken together with Minipress it may induce sudden dizziness or lightheadedness and enhance blood pressure lowering effects of Minipress. To avoid episodes of low blood pressure and subsequent falls it is recommended to rise slowly after sitting or lying for prolonged periods. Also when you take both medications together Minipress reduces amount of Risperdal in blood, and decreases the effects of Risperdal. If you feel that your symptoms are controlled you may continue with current regimen. In the future, if the dose of Minipress is reduced or stopped, this change will increase concentration of Risperdal in blood and may result in increased side effects of Risperdal. Common side effects of Risperdal are constipation, weight gain, increase blood sugar, tremor. Some patients may experience akathisia (feeling of restlessness and a compelling need to be in constant motion), chest pain, anemia that would require adjusting therapy. I hope it answers your question and please let me know if I can be of further assistance, Evgenia, pharmD student Answered by Katrice Gopin 1 month ago.


Why would you give minipress to someone otherthan for high blood pressure problems?
Why would you give minipress to someone other than for high blood pressure problems? Asked by Rodger Paulauskis 1 month ago.

Although these uses are not included in product labeling, prazosin is used in certain patients with the following medical conditions: Congestive heart failure Ergot alkaloid poisoning Pheochromocytoma Raynaud's disease Benign enlargement of the prostate Answered by Madelene Sakiestewa 1 month ago.


Prazosin side effects?
My neuro put me on prazosin for headaches and PTSD , but it's giving me chest pain and making my headaches worse. I've only been on it for 3nights now but still . It sucks as of right now. Only 18 , first medication I've ever been one. Asked by Anita Albini 1 month ago.

Prazosin, AKA Minipress is an antihypertensive that is used in those with mild/moderate high blood pressure, sometimes BPH in men, and sometimes those with PTSD. I won't bore you with the details on what receptors it targets, but just know that is dilates both arteries and veins. It CAN cause angina (chest pain) and also headache. So to answer your question, yes, those are both side effects of your medication. I would contact your provider tomorrow morning and see what they advise. Answered by Darryl Crafts 1 month ago.


Is there a cure for PTSD?
Asked by Eveline Blake 1 month ago.

Not exactly. You can never really forget about what happened. But the best thing is therapy. It can help you overcome problems related to your PTSD and also help you move on in life. Good Luck! :) Answered by Taneka Mccall 1 month ago.

Some new experimental drugs, I believe. But the main thing is just therapy. Answered by Kalyn Sesma 1 month ago.

Psychological intervention as soon after the trauma has the best results. Answered by Elfreda Williston 1 month ago.


INSOMNIA! My husband can't sleep, meds aren't working well. Are their any meds that can help him sleep?
He has tried Remeron too, I don't think it was a very high dosage but it didn't work at all either, it actually gave him a head ache. He has been on Seroquel before actually, but not recently and the doctor siad that might be his next option. He said it was expensive so that is why it might not work. We... Asked by Danae Gorczyca 1 month ago.

My husband has a history of abusing medications so they won't give him anything that he can abuse easily (like benzo's). His doctor gave him Depakote, Neurontin, and Minipress (a blood pressure and nightmare pill). They told him that this might dope him up and make him droggy. He isn't even close to being doped up or droggy. Not saying that is what he wants, he just would like to be able to sleep. He has slept for probably 2 hours a day for the past few days. What can he ask for that they wouldn't hesitate to give him. He has PTSD, OCD and ADHD. He has tried everything, all of the PM drugs, Tylonol, Motrin Advil, they don't work for him. He has tried benadryl and it doesn't work, they have given him other drugs, Tramadol actually did help him sleep some but he had a serious side effect so he can't take it. Answered by Jacinda Mccarroll 1 month ago.

He has tried Remeron too, I don't think it was a very high dosage but it didn't work at all either, it actually gave him a head ache. He has been on Seroquel before actually, but not recently and the doctor siad that might be his next option. He said it was expensive so that is why it might not work. We wouldn't be able to buy it if we wanted to. Answered by Dessie Salmans 1 month ago.

Well, I can say my hubby's is the same way and has been on several sleeping meds, which none have worked ambien, any pm products like advil PM, neurontin i don't see why they gave him neurontin my mom took that for epilepsy but anyways my hubby use too take seroquel but stopped taking it due to the fact he would sleep for at least 2 days lol He couldnt even lift his head up he was really messed up said everything was blurry and he couldnt stand so I assuming it knock em the hell out. You can try that but be warned it will knock you out and a possible theory you can get addited too it at least he did. Answered by Gracia Henandez 1 month ago.

Remeron is a good long term one and melatonin over the counter works good too Answered by Inez Cotman 1 month ago.

Trazadone! Non-narcotic... 100 mg's will knock him to the floor. Answered by Talia Hilk 1 month ago.

I don't think you want help, since I gave you some real help solutions for him and you keep ignoring them. my opinion EDIT: I have repeatedly given you web sites where people are being treated and healing from PTSD, and you keep thumbing them down or ignoring them. Answered by Buena Kalauli 1 month ago.


Low or no carb diet/won't be able to lose weight anyway?
@silverbullet um yes it can be too cold to ride. i tried riding my bike a couple weeks ago, and it was snowing, and my ears, face, throat, and hands were freezing, while the rest of me got so hot i felt sick. and i'm not allowed to walk or ride my bike after dark. Asked by Retta Pasana 1 month ago.

my Grandmother says I won't be able to lose weight no matter what kind of diet i try, because of my medications and birth control. i am on mirena, have had it about 5 months or so. i am also on the following medications: geodon (though i'm trying to switch back to haldol because of memory and sleep issues) wellbutrin cogentin minipress i also have ambien and klonpin, but i only use them as-needed. i have been attempting to eat less, and have been doing quite well, but am not losing weight. i have been told to try a carb-free diet, but i don't know what else to eat, most of what i eat is carbs. cereal, bagels, toast/sandwiches, ramen, spaghetti, mac and cheese, apples, tacos, etc. anyway, she thinks i can't lose the weight because of the medication, not because of my diet. i actually switched from haldol to geodon to try and lose weight, but it isn't working, and i'm having some difficult side effects pertaining to sleep and memory issues, so i want to go back to haldol. aside from self-starvation or purging (making yourself throw up or using laxatives/diuretics), what can i try? i'm willing to try the carb-free diet but don't honestly know what i should eat instead. the only thing i can really think of right now is tuna fish on cucumbers, or steak which i rarely have because it's expensive and i don't get a lot of grocery money from food stamps. also i've been getting advice from a friend and she told me to make a food log for a week, then show it to her, which i am working on. edit: i also have not been exercising because it's gotten too cold to ride my bike, but once i have some energy back from switching medications, i'm planning on doing leslie santone's Walk Away The Pounds videos. and up until this sleep/energy issue came up i would wrestle/kickbox with my boyfriend multiple times a day, every single day of the week, which i consider to be FUN exercise, even if it does hurt sometimes (for instance, when he accidentally punched me in the head). Answered by Maximina Shultis 1 month ago.

Do not worry about what your grandma says. If you burn more calories than you take in, you will lose weight. It is that simple. I would go to to the gym and work out before running/walking on the treadmill. If you really want to lose weight, go to the gym and run a 5k on the treadmill every day. You can start out at a slow but steady walk, and work your way up to a brisk jog once as you get in better shape. Combine that with dieting, and you will end up fit and trim. Good luck with your diet Answered by Athena Bosheers 1 month ago.

add red pepper flakes to your pantry when eaten early in the day red pepper lowers the amount of food youll eat later Answered by Rosenda Holmquist 1 month ago.

Get tips from weight loss community Answered by Sabina Shamapande 1 month ago.

save time and money during the week by buying lean protein such as chicken breasts in bulk and cooking a weeks worth on sunday night Answered by Cinderella Barjenbruch 1 month ago.

slather on lip balm 765 times Answered by Kareen Hongisto 1 month ago.

stay up on a unicycle for 20 minutes Answered by Letha Sedtal 1 month ago.

Never skip evening workouts Answered by Fumiko Pilloud 1 month ago.

Eat eggs yogurt and whole grains Answered by Elsa Shangraw 1 month ago.

the mix of cardio and toning five times a week will keep metabolism humming Answered by Dominique Alverest 1 month ago.


My Dr put me on 2mg of klonopin and 200mg of trazadone taken at bedtime. any side effects i should know about?
Also I was in the hospital for a week while they were monitering me. They had put me on minipress to stop my nightmares but my blood pressure was so low in the morning I couldnt get up without falling. They still told me to take it but I stopped because I dont want to worry about passing out. They said that the... Asked by Sadie Lucich 1 month ago.

Also I was in the hospital for a week while they were monitering me. They had put me on minipress to stop my nightmares but my blood pressure was so low in the morning I couldnt get up without falling. They still told me to take it but I stopped because I dont want to worry about passing out. They said that the side effects of the other meds should lessen in time but Im worried that Ill be a walking zombie everyday if I keep taking them Answered by Carma Ridings 1 month ago.

I know nothing about your medication, the best person to speak to about them is the pharmacist/chemist that filled your prescription. Answered by Jetta Maiten 1 month ago.

And when you reported this back to your Doc's Nurse, at minimum, what did they tell you? When on such drugs you should be monitored closely for the first 30 or so days. CALL THE OFFICE! Answered by Sharda Hankel 1 month ago.


I just got diagnosed again...?
What Medication that the doctor prescribe not where the medication falls under. but what it is. Asked by Isabel Dorrian 1 month ago.

I got rediagnosed with Aspergers, ADD, PTSD, major Depression and A new one which is schizoaffective depressed type. I not on any medication for any of this stuff. I am on a full dosage of buspar. Lamictal for my seizure disorder. Prilosec for my ulcers ( my medications throughout the years caused this) Minipress for my nightmares. And Jollessa to help my seizures. What medication is normally prescribed for all of this crap? Answered by Letha Ansari 1 month ago.

For schizo-affective you'll be prescribed an antipsychotic (for the schizophrenia) and an antidepressant for the affective part which is depression. Answered by Nanette Mcwhinney 1 month ago.

Sadly, Buspar is not going to help you with any of the illnesses you were diagnosed with, and I can't believe your doctor didn't prescribe proper medications. Well, I believe what you said, I just can't believe any 'good' doctor wouldn't prescribe the kinds of medications you need. Maybe you can find a better doctor? Answered by Allen Valero 1 month ago.

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Wow.. that's a lot. I have a thing against most medications, taking more and more will drag into a deeper **** hole than you are in right now. They say.. take this, take that, but really, do you even know what you're taking? Whatever you do, take as little as you can possible. Answered by Tanika Keser 1 month ago.


What Would Happen If I Suddenly Stopped Taking These Psych Meds?
I do go to therapy, I have been for as long as I have been on meds. Everything from basic talk therapy to TMS. I've been inpatient, intensive outpatient more times than I can count. Right now I just see a therapist 2x week and go to a survivor's group 1x week. Asked by Lourie Kopelman 1 month ago.

So I hear all the time people feel better so they think they don't need their meds anymore or they feel like zombies and they stop taking them. That is so not me. I've been on psychotropic meds for over 3 years now and honestly I don't feel any better whatsoever. I've seen top doctors in the country blah blah blah, but on top of my extreme frustration I find it totally pointless to keep taking this stuff. I'd like to know from anyone who has experience with these meds, what side effects I can expect to experience (and let's keep the "your doctor can ween you off them properly" "it's not worth it" "it's stupid" to a minimum). So I have PTSD from a rape/ongoing sexual assault that occurred 4 years ago, major depression, anxiety, history of psychosis, insomnia, and most recently rapid cycling mood changes (depressive to hypomanic)... now my meds: 1. Lithium - 1125mg (~2 1/2 years) 2. Zoloft - 150mg (1/2 year) 3. Klonopin - 1.5mg (3 years) 4. Trileptal - 600mg (3 weeks) 5. Prazosin/Minipress [for nightmares] - 10mg (~2 years) 6. Xanax as needed (3 years), and various other sleep aids like Lunesta and Ambien I want something different. I am so tired of this. I'm not any better. My mood is all over the place from still feeling suicidal to feeling on top of the world. My panic attacks have not improved one bit over the past 3 years. I have such an irregular sleep pattern. And it's not like I've been frustrated with this lack of improvement for a couple months, it's been over 3 years! If I just stopped taking this all today, what can I expect. Answered by Nikki Halter 1 month ago.

Drugs are not supposed to cure you. They only SOMETIMES take away the symptoms. The cause of your problems may never be addressed even if you go to THERAPY. You need a GOOD psychologist to help you, not drugs. Drugs are like crutches, not real legs. I don't know what stopping ALL of them at once can do, but I know that Zoloft and other antidepressants have to be stopped gradually. SSRI discontinuation syndrome, also known as SSRI withdrawal syndrome or SSRI cessation syndrome, is a syndrome that can occur following the interruption, dose reduction, or discontinuation of SSRI (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor) or SNRI antidepressant medications. The condition begins following the discontinuation of the drug. It may also occur following a reduction in the dosage of the drug, even though the drug has not been completely discontinued. The time of onset of symptoms depends upon the elimination half-life of the drug and the patient's metabolism. Withdrawal can be broken into two phases- immediate symptoms, occurring within 6 weeks of discontinuation, and less frequently, persistent symptoms that occur months or years after discontinuation. Symptoms described as "brain zaps," "brain shocks," "brain shivers," "brain pulse-waves," "head shocks," "pulses," "flickers," or "cranial zings" are common withdrawal symptoms experienced during discontinuation (or reduction of dose) of antidepressant drugs. These result from a global downregulation of serotonin receptors in response to increased levels of serotonin in the synaptic cleft, but the specific mechanism through which this creates symptoms is not understood.[citation needed] Common responses to dose reduction or cessation include dizziness, electric shock-like sensations, sweating, nausea, insomnia, tremor, confusion, nightmares, and vertigo. There is no conclusive and concrete evidence to show the existence of lithium withdrawal syndrome. In fact, some of the studies rubbish the claims regarding these symptoms. According to those who support claims regarding the existence of this condition, certain patients, who have been taking the medication for a long time, may experience relapse of manic episodes, once they discontinue its use. So, relapse of manic episodes is said to be the most important symptom of withdrawal Xanax (benzodiazepine) can work very well, but when used for too long, or when used in excess, it can create a physical and psychological dependence, and a syndrome of withdrawals upon cessation Xanax increases the activity of GABA in the brain, and this increase in GABA calms an otherwise excited and anxious mind. Over time, the brain responds to this increased GABA activity by lowering the amount of available GABA Xanax works fast and has a relatively short half-life, and this means that after quitting – withdrawal symptoms begin quickly. Most people will start to feel symptoms within 12 hours, and symptoms will peak within 3-4 days. Residual and lingering symptoms of withdrawal can last for months. Some symptoms of a Xanax withdrawal include: •Anxiety •Panic •Hallucination •Insomnia •Moodiness •Tremors •Convulsion •Nightmares •Nausea •Vomiting •Others The most serious (but more rare) side effect is convulsion – and these can be life threatening. A drastic detox should never be attempted without medical supervision! In extreme cases, a Xanax withdrawal can induce potentially fatal convulsions. Clonopin is another benzodiazepine.Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome—often abbreviated to benzo withdrawal—is the cluster of symptoms that emerge when a person who has taken benzodiazepines has developed a physical dependence undergoes dosage reduction or discontinuation. It is characterized by often severe sleep disturbance, irritability, increased tension and anxiety, panic attacks, hand tremor, sweating, difficulty with concentration, confusion and cognitive difficulty, memory problems, dry retching and nausea, weight loss, palpitations, headache, muscular pain and stiffness, a host of perceptual changes, hallucinations, seizures, psychosis, and suicide I suggest you read the information in every box (if your drugs come in boxes with instructions as they do in my country) about withdrawal effects. I don't know how your body will react to the SIMULTANEOUS discontinuation of all drugs. Why don't you start by 1 drug at the time instead? Answered by Cassie Sharley 1 month ago.

I'm not a doctor nor have i ptsd nor am i an expert. But from what you said in the last paragraph, it could be you might be suffering from manic depression. Maybe you already know that, i dont know. But MD is a very difficult condition to treat for all the reasons you've described yourself in the last paragraph. A well-known media personality who suffers from MD is Stephen Fry. He is one very intelligent person. Which is why he hosts a show called QI. Answered by Vicki Okumoto 1 month ago.


Another Diagnosis...?
My doctor I know told me they all intertwine exept my seizures and that the issues are not side effects that are causing this I had these problems with phobia and halutionations and nightmares about killing myself and not waking up was way before I started taking any of this medication I hate taking meds but I did... Asked by Shawnta Lessey 1 month ago.

Over the years I been diagnosed with a lot of stuff. I been diagnosed with Aspergers, Post Tramatic Stress disorder, Major Depresiion, Anzienty that isn't generalized and recently with all of these I have schizoaffective disorder depressive type. I am not on any medication to help these things that I been diagnosed with but I am on medication Prilosec for my ulcers (taking medication as long as i can remember) Minipress for nightmares Lamictal for my seizure disorder Jolessa to stabilize my seizures Buspar the highest dose for anzienty but it doesn't work. And the phyco person who evaluated me says your not on any drugs that are working well none of them can help the situation of your illnesses so what medication is prescribed for these LABELS not under the catergories such as anti depresion or phyological meds I just want to know the medication that they might prescibe me Answered by Elisabeth Baltierra 1 month ago.

My doctor I know told me they all intertwine exept my seizures and that the issues are not side effects that are causing this I had these problems with phobia and halutionations and nightmares about killing myself and not waking up was way before I started taking any of this medication I hate taking meds but I did stop taking my meds and all went to hell Answered by Hallie Rittie 1 month ago.

The drugs could actually be causing these symptoms, no I'm not a doctor and am not suggesting you stop your medication, but please try this and see if it works: go and buy the book "A New Earth" by Ecart Tolle, it will change your life forever. Answered by Dylan Sam 1 month ago.


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