Terazosin side effects hcl by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
March 12 2016

Terazosin is prescribed by doctors for the treatment of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Terazosin is also is a medication used to treat high blood pressure. Terazosin is an alpha-blocker.

How does terazosin work?
Terazosin improve symptoms of BPH by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate. Terazosin lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body.

Int Braz J Urol. 2013. Efficacy and safety of propiverine and terazosine combination for one year in male patients with luts and detrusor overactivity.

Ann Clin Psychiatry. 2013. Antidepressant-induced excessive sweating: clinical features and treatment with terazosin. Antidepressant-induced excessive sweating (ADIES) occurs in 5% to 14% of patients taking antidepressants, usually persists throughout treatment, and causes subjective distress and functional impairment. Terazosin may be an effective treatment for ADIES. Although dizziness/lightheadedness may occur in some patients,

Terazosin side effects, danger
Terazosin side effects are common and include dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, fatigue, nasal congestion or dry eyes. More serious Terazosin side effects include chest pain, irregular or unusually fast heartbeat, severe dizziness or fainting.

Q. I am 65 years old and take 8mg of terazosin daily. That is the only prescription medication I take regularly. Is Passion RX advisable for me?
   A. We don't have any feedback regarding the use of Passion Rx along with terazosin so we can't say. It is up to your doctor to decide whether this product is appropriate for you.