|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.
Terazosin 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 terazosin, and are therefore more likely to experience dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting.
Studies have not been done in humans. In animal studies using terazosin at doses many times higher than those used in humans, no birth defects have been found. A decrease in successful pregnancies in these studies, however, has been found.
It is not known whether terazosin passes into the breast milk. Women who are taking this medication and wish to become pregnant should discuss it with their physician.
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: chest pain; dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position; fainting; pounding heartbeat; shortness of breath; swelling of feet or lower legs.
|Last updated September 19, 2007|