Prazosin is used mostly to make urination easier for men with an enlarged prostate, but it can cause dizziness.
Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.
- 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.
- A first-choice blood pressure treatment for many people.
- Lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke.
- Similar to ACE inhibitors (like Lisinopril), with fewer side effects like cough and swelling.
- Protects kidney function, which is especially useful for people with diabetes or mild-to-moderate kidney disease.
- Recommended for anyone with heart failure since it lowers the risk of death and further damage to your heart.
- 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.
- Requires a yearly blood test to see how the medicine is affecting your body.
- Not safe to use if you're pregnant.
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- Lack of energy7%
- Upper respiratory infection8%
- Back pain2%
- Nasal congestion2%
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
Age 65 years or older
- Harm to fetus
Women of childbearing age
- Liver damage
Concurrent liver disease
- Heart problems due to high potassium
Current kidney problems
...and 2 more risk factors