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Minipress
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(Prazosin)

Minipress (Prazosin)

Prescription only

Cozaar (Losartan)

Prescription only
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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.

Lowers blood pressure.

Cozaar (Losartan) is a good blood pressure-lowering medicine that protects kidney function like an ACE inhibitor, but with fewer side effects.

Upsides
  • 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.
Downsides
  • 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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Reviews
48 
46%
think this treatment is worth it
29%
think this treatment works well
15%
think this treatment is a hassle

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535 
57%
think this treatment is worth it
48%
think this treatment works well
16%
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Side effects
7possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    10%
  • Headache
    8%
  • Drowsiness
    8%
  • Lack of energy
    7%
  • Weakness
    7%
  • Palpitations
    5%
  • Nausea
    5%
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4possible side effects
  • Upper respiratory infection
    8%
  • Dizziness
    3%
  • Back pain
    2%
  • Nasal congestion
    2%
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Risks and warnings
  • Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)

    Age 65 years or older

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  • 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

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