Hytrin is a drug, which belongs to the group of alpha-blockers and, accordingly, relaxes smooth muscles of internal organs. The active component of the medication is terazosin. Its effect is manifested mainly in the region of the bladder, urethra, prostate. It improves the flow of urine, which is difficult in case of hyperplasia of the prostate tissue. In addition, the treatment of Hytrin causes a decrease in pressure, as the walls of small blood vessels also widen. The maximum effect of this tool is evident in a couple of hours after taking a dose, and lasts about a day.

Indications for use

  • Difficulty urinating caused by prostatic hyperplasia (benign)
  • Hypertension
  • prostate adenoma, heart failure in the initial stage, hyperlipidemia

Method of application

You should take inside 1 mg of the drug once a day at bedtime; gradually increase the dose to 10-20 mg (no more) 1 time per day.

At the beginning of medication you should be wary of excessive pressure reduction, therefore the initial dose is used during the week, and only then, in case of insufficient effect it can be increased. The next step to increase the amount of drug is done in a week. So, you should gradually find the minimum sufficient dose that maintains the patient’s condition.

Hytrin contraindications

  • Intolerance to the drugs
  • Pregnancy and lactation (insufficient data on the impact)
  • The treatment of children
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Hypotension

Hytrin should be used with caution in case of

  • Reduced pressure
  • The liver or kidneys disorders

Side effects

Hytrin has the most expected effect on the health of the cardiovascular system. The first appointment of Hytrin often causes a decrease in pressure, which is accompanied by fatigue, dizziness, swelling, palpitations, pain in the heart. Also, there may be complaints of indigestion, drowsiness, reduced vision, muscle aches, shortness of breath, priapism and so on.


Symptoms: tachycardia, hypotension, orthostatic collapse.

Interaction with other drugs

It (mutually) increases  the effect of other hypotensive drugs (you should adjust the dosage). It can be taken together with analgesic, anti-inflammatory and cardiovascular agents, corticosteroids etc.

Thus, you should know that Hytrin is a symptomatic relief which should be used accurately and competently. In other words – these are not just pills that will ease the condition of prostate or will help to help cope with pressure. They must be prescribed by a doctor because the specialist should monitor the treatment.