Lowers blood pressure and controls heart rate. Verapamil works well to lower blood pressure and prevent chest pain, but you have to be okay with avoiding alcohol. You can't miss doses, and you might get persistent swelling. Lowers blood pressure and makes it easier to urinate. Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness. Find lowest prices Save on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance. Reviews & ratings Everyone Men Women Filter group. All currently selected Everyone Men Women All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ Filter group. All currently selected All ages 18-34 35-54 55+ 3.761904761904762 Calan
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More about Prazosin side effects » How it works Calan Prazosin Verapamil is a calcium channel blocker. It lowers blood pressure by slowing your heart rate and relaxing your blood vessels. Your heart gets more oxygen and doesn't have to work as hard to pump, which can relieve chest pain. Prazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. Type of medication Calan Prazosin Antihypertensive
› Calcium channel blocker
Prescription only Antihypertensive
› Alpha blocker
Prescription only Available as Calan Prazosin Pill Extended release Delayed release capsule Used for (click to learn more) Calan Prazosin Risk factors for serious side effects Calan Prazosin › Severe left ventricular dysfunction (ejection fraction <30%) › Taking beta-blockers › History of liver disease › History of kidney disease › History of liver disease Detailed Calan (Verapamil) risks & warnings » Detailed Minipress (Prazosin) risks & warnings » Pregnancy category Calan Prazosin
Alcohol › Not a good medication for you if you drink alcohol. › Don't drink too much alcohol while taking this medicine. No specific alcohol related info.
Food › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects.
Kidneys and liver › Your doctor may monitor your heart to see if changes to its electrical system may occur, especially if you have had liver or kidney disease in the past. No specific kidneys and liver related info.
Sleep No specific sleep related info. › Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea. Upsides and benefits Calan Prazosin › A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people. › Calcium channel blockers work especially well for African Americans to lower blood pressure. › You can take it alone or with other medicines to help lower blood pressure. › Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Prevents heart-related chest pain (angina) if you take it regularly. › Treats certain abnormal heart rhythms. › Can be added to other blood pressure-lowering medicines if you need additional blood pressure control. › Makes urination easier in men with an enlarged prostate. › Helps people with PTSD get better sleep with fewer, less-intense nightmares. Downsides and risks Calan Prazosin › Calcium channel blockers can cause swelling in your limbs. If this happens for you, it probably won't get better over time, so talk to your doctor about alternatives if it bothers you. › Women are more likely to have side effects (especially swelling) from Verapamil than men. › You can't miss doses. Stopping Verapamil suddenly can cause your blood pressure to go up suddenly, which raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. › Not a good medication for you if you drink alcohol. › Not the best medicine to lower blood pressure by itself. › Likely to cause orthostatic hypotension. This means dizziness when you change positions (like standing up) because your blood pressure doesn't adjust quickly enough. › Not preferred for people 65 years or older. Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication Calan Prazosin › Interacts with grapefruit and the cholesterol medicine Simvastatin. › Can cause constipation and headache. › Don't drink too much alcohol while taking this medicine. › Your doctor might do routine blood tests to check your liver function. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. › Can cause drowsiness, headache, dizziness, and nausea. › Take with food or at bedtime to avoid side effects. › If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives. › Recheck your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine. › Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved. Learn more More about Calan Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert More about Prazosin Side effects Reviews & ratings Alternatives FDA package insert