August 31, 2014
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Teva-Terazosin

(terazosin)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02230808 TEVA-TERAZOSIN 10MG TABLET
02230805 TEVA-TERAZOSIN 1MG TABLET
02230806 TEVA-TERAZOSIN 2MG TABLET
02230807 TEVA-TERAZOSIN 5MG TABLET

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How does Teva-Terazosin work? What will it do for me?

Terazosin belongs to the family of medications called antihypertensives, specifically the group known as alpha 1-blockers. Terazosin is used to treat high blood pressure. It relaxes blood vessels, allowing blood to flow through them more easily.

Terazosin is also used to treat enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). For BPH, terazosin helps to relax the muscles in the prostate and bladder. This helps to improve urine flow and decrease symptoms of BPH. Terazosin does not slow or stop the progression of enlarged prostate.

This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Teva-Terazosin?

The recommended adult dose of terazosin for high blood pressure starts at 1 mg at bedtime and is slowly increased until the desired blood pressure response is achieved. The usual dose ranges from 1 mg to 5 mg daily. The dose for high blood pressure is usually taken once or twice a day.

The recommended adult dose of terazosin to treat an enlarged prostate starts at 1 mg at bedtime, with increases at weekly intervals to 2 mg, 5 mg, or 10 mg once daily to achieve the desired improvement of symptoms.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If it has been more than a few days since your last dose, talk to your doctor; you may need to restart at the 1 mg dose. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Teva-Terazosin come in?

1 mg
Each white, round, flat-faced, bevelled-edged, compressed tablet, engraved with "novo" on one side and "1" on the other side, contains terazosin 1 mg (as terazosin HCl). Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and talc.

2 mg
Each orange, round, flat-faced, bevelled-edged, compressed tablet, engraved with "novo" on one side and "2" on the other side, contains terazosin 2 mg (as terazosin HCl). Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and talc.

5 mg
Each tan, round, flat-faced, bevelled-edged, compressed tablet, engraved with "novo" on one side and "5" on the other side, contains terazosin 5 mg (as terazosin HCl). Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, D&C Red No. 30 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Yellow No. 6 Aluminum Lake, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and talc.

10 mg
Each green, round, flat-faced, bevelled-edged, compressed tablet, engraved with "novo" on one side and "10" on the other side, contains terazosin 10 mg (as terazosin HCl). Nonmedicinal ingredients: corn starch, D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake, FD&C Blue No. 2 Aluminum Lake, lactose, magnesium stearate, povidone, and talc.

Who should NOT take Teva-Terazosin?

Do not take this medication if you:

  • are allergic to terazosin or any ingredients of this medication
  • are allergic to quinazoline-type medications

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