Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Hytrin
Generic Name: terazosin (Pronunciation: ter AY zo sin)
What is terazosin (Hytrin)?
Terazosin is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blockers. Terazosin relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can more easily pass through them. It also relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.
Terazosin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hytrin 1 mg
spherical, gray, imprinted with a, HH
Hytrin 10 mg
spherical, blue, imprinted with a, HN
Hytrin 2 mg
spherical, yellow, imprinted with a, HY
Hytrin 5 mg
spherical, red, imprinted with a, Hk
Terazosin 1 mg NEW-TEV
white, imprinted with 4336, 1 mg
Terazosin 1 mg-APO
beige, imprinted with APO, 115
Terazosin 1 mg-GG
white, imprinted with GG 621
Terazosin 1 mg-MYL
lavender/yellow, imprinted with MYLAN 2260
Terazosin 1 mg-TEV
oval, white, imprinted with 60
Terazosin 10 mg NEW-TEV
blue/white, imprinted with 4339, 10 mg
Terazosin 10 mg-APO
blue, imprinted with APO, 118
Terazosin 10 mg-GG
green, imprinted with GG 624
Terazosin 10 mg-MYL
lavender, imprinted with MYLAN 1570
Terazosin 10 mg-TEV
oval, blue, imprinted with 63
Terazosin 2 mg NEW-TEV
white/yellow, imprinted with 4337, 2 mg
Terazosin 2 mg-APO
yellow, imprinted with APO, 116
Terazosin 2 mg-GG
yellow, imprinted with GG 622
Terazosin 2 mg-MYL
black/lavender, imprinted with MYLAN 2264
Terazosin 2 mg-TEV
oval, yellow, imprinted with 61
Terazosin 5 mg cap-GEN
pink, imprinted with GG 623
Terazosin 5 mg NEW-TEV
orange/white, imprinted with 4338, 5 mg
Terazosin 5 mg-APO
red, imprinted with APO, 117
Terazosin 5 mg-MYL
gray/lavender, imprinted with MYLAN 2268
Terazosin 5 mg-TEV
oval, red, imprinted with 62
What are the possible side effects of terazosin (Hytrin)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about terazosin (Hytrin)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to terazosin.
Terazosin may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it or when you start taking it again. You may wish to take this medication only at bedtime if it causes you to feel light-headed. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. Avoid standing for long periods of time or becoming overheated during exercise and in hot weather. Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy.
If you stop taking terazosin for any reason, call your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need a dose adjustment.
Terazosin can affect your pupils during cataract surgery. Tell your eye surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medication. Do not stop using terazosin before surgery unless your surgeon tells you to.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially other blood pressure medications including diuretics (water pills).
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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