Reduction in nightmares with prazosin is associated with clinically meaningful improvements in sleep quality, overall PTSD severity, and daytime functioning in combat veterans with chronic PTSD.
Before having any laboratory test, tell your doctor and the laboratory personnel that you are taking prazosin.
If someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing, call 911. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness such as opioid pain or cough relievers such as codeine, hydrocodone , alcohol, marijuana, drugs for sleep or anxiety such as alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem , muscle relaxants such as carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine , or antihistamines such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Capsules should be stored at room temperature, between 59 F and 86 F 15 C and 30 C. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about lifestyle changes that might benefit you. Prazosin seems to have a bigger impact on reducing the diastolic blood pressure than systolic blood pressure.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
NSAIDs, the lowest does of the substrate should be used and patients monitored closely for adverse reactions.
Use of latex condoms can help reduce the risk of contracting an STD but it does not eliminate the risk entirely.
If you are considering using this medication, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
Prazosin can be taken safely with other PTSD medicines, such as antidepressants, but not with trazodone. Some patients develop significant hypotension shortly after administration of the first dose. If you are having an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment that you are taking prazosin. Swallow the tablets with a glass of water.
For suggestions on how to work around common problems, see the topic Taking Medicines as Prescribed. When stable, the total daily dosage can be divided into 2 to 3 doses.