I take 25 mg of Metoprolol tartrate twice daily. My Doctor now wants me to take 1 mg of Terazosin at bedtime. I am concerned that this may lower my heart rate to low while I am sleeping.
17 Nov 2009
Terazosin is an alpha blocker. It is often used in combination with other antihypertensive medicines eg. Metoprolol to treat resistant hypertension.
Terazosin can reduce blood-pressure rapidly after the first dose and that is why your doctor has recommended you take it on going to bed.
You may wish to continue taking this medication only at bedtime if it causes you to feel light-headed. You may also feel dizzy when you first wake up. Get out of bed slowly.
You may of course feel nothing at all whilst taking this medicine. Do contact your doctor if you experience these side-effects and they are bothering you.
Your doctor has prescribed a safe dose for you to begin treatment with. You need not worry about it lowering your heart rate too much.
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