|Treatments > Medications Used In MS|
Dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting are more likely to occur if you drink alcohol, stand for too long, or become overheated.
Prazosin can cause you to feel drowsy or less alert. Make sure you know how you react to this medication before driving.
Elderly individuals tend to be more sensitive to the effects of prazosin, and are therefore more likely to experience dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
No birth defects have been reported in pregnant woman using prazosin to control high blood pressure. While animal studies using significantly higher doses than those used in humans have not resulted in any birth defects, lower birth weights have been reported.
Prazosin passes into the breast milk in small amounts, but has not been reported to causes problems in nursing infants.
Be sure that your physician knows if you have any other medical problems, particularly angina (chest pain), severe heart disease, kidney disease.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects that should be reported to your physician as soon as possible include: dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position; fainting; loss of bladder control*; pounding heartbeat; swelling of feet or lower legs.
*Since it may be difficult to distinguish between certain common symptoms of MS and some side effects of oxybutynin, be sure to consult your healthcare professionals if an abrupt change of this type occurs.
|Last updated September 19, 2007|