Apart from being used in the treatment of hypertension, Hytrin is also used to relieve the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH.
You may take Hytrin with or without food. But take it with food to avoid an upset stomach. You may take your first dose at bedtime. However, never take more than the 1 milligram your doctor has prescribed.
Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Do not take 2 doses at the same time.
Store it in a dark, cool place at room temperature. Protect from direct exposure to light and heat.
Some of the milder symptoms of a Hytrin overdose are dizziness, light-headedness, and fainting. More severe cases may lead to shock. So seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.
Some of the typical symptoms of a Hytrin overdose may include dizziness, heart palpitations, light-headedness, and drowsiness. You may also feel light headed while getting up suddenly from a sitting or a lying position.
Some medical conditions may interact with Hytrin . Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have prostate cancer, angina pectoris, heart disease, or kidney or liver problems.
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Hytrin . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (eg, sildenafil) or verapamil because severe dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting may occur.
Possible Side Effects
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth; feeling of a whirling motion; headache; lightheadedness; nasal congestion; nausea; weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); blurred vision; chest pain; decreased sexual ability; difficulty breathing; easy bleeding or bruising; fainting; painful penile erection; pounding or tightness in the chest; ringing in the ears; swelling of the hands or feet.
It is important to have your blood pressure checked regularly while taking this medication. Learn how to monitor your blood pressure. Discuss this with your doctor or pharmacist.