User Reviews for Terazosin to treat Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Brand names: Hytrin
Terazosin has an average rating of 6.9 out of 10 from a total of 31 reviews for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. 65% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 26% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Terazosin
"I've taken this for about nine years now. I went from 2mg. per day at the start, to 5mg per day two years ago. It really works for me. If I miss the evening dose, I notice decreased flow about twelve hours later. That's a huge motivation, so I rarely miss a dose. No noticeable side effects."
Hytrin (terazosin) "Have been using Hytrin for 8 or 9 years. Started on 5 mg, now taking 7mg every night. Get up once during the night in order to urinate. Flow strong. On the few times I forgot to take it. I could see a greatly reduced flow the next day. My PSA was never high. Now 1.1"
"Had big problem urinating due to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Hard to start, pee, stop, pee a little more, etc. Often had pain. Tried Flomax for 30 days. No help. Given terazosin, works very well. Have increased dosage twice. Well pleased."
Hytrin (terazosin) "Using 10 mg/night for the last two months - it works okay but side effects include low libido, and a very noticeable reduction in endurance and muscle strength. As a distance runner - age 50 my performance is severely impacted running and in bed. Going to ask my Doctor to try something else."
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"I have taken Terazosin (Hytrin) for more than 15 years to improve my urine flow due to a mild increase in my prostate. If I go more than three days without the drug, my urine flow suffers, which has happen on several occasions."
Hytrin (terazosin) "I have been taking this for night trips to the bathroom . Started a 3mg 2 years ago and just started slowly increasing to 10mg. I stopped taking due to the side effects of rapid pounding heart beat, chest pains, dizziness, no real change in sexual functions which is good thing. Not a big change in night trips to the bathroom. Off to the Doctor today."
"I had a terrible experience with Terazosin... though it worked quickly for my BPH, the side effects were alarming enough to send me to emergency... SUPER rapid heart rate, nausea and stomach pain, mostly upon rising... now I have significant abdominal distension and have lost 20 lbs in 3 months all due to lack of appetite and ulcer-like stomach pain... related? I would think so."
"Terazosin controls my somewhat high blood pressure and moderately improves my benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms at 5mg, 3X/day. I have found that just missing one dose (after 8-10 hrs after last dose) reduces urinary flow rate, but still a bit above flow before taking this medicine. I am not experiencing any significant side effects, unless I take terazosin in conjunction with muscle relaxant for arthritis pain in back and neck pain. Then I have experienced some dizziness and low blood pressure. I have read that it may take a couple of months before full effects on urinary symptoms occur. I have been taking terazosin for about 1-1/2 months at this dosage with little difference in the past month in flow. I previously tried doxazosin and tamsulosin with allergic side effects."
"I was taking 1mg of Doxazosin, for about a year, for my urine stream. I went off this and went to Terazosin, when the Doxazosin became unavailable. Taking 1mg of Terazosin, for 3 months worked very well, a strong urine stream and sexual functions were improved, the best in a few years. Then the product became unavailable an was put on 0.4 mg of Tamsulosin, within 15 days my urine stream and sexual functions reverted back to 4 months prior. I complained to my doctor and found another pharmacy selling Terazosin. I have been on the pill for 3 days and waiting for the product to adjust to previous levels. Remember if it works, don't change, you'll be disappointed."
Hytrin (terazosin) "I hit 28 on the PSA test, was prescribed Hytrin and gradually went from 1 to 5 pills a night. After a couple weeks or so the side effects were so bad I had to stop taking it. Intense headaches, nausea. It was unpleasant. Awaiting my doctor to find something else, on the "plus" side, after a month my PSA went from 28.3 to 8.8 and I have no trouble peeing. "
Hytrin (terazosin) "I am 50yo and was on 1-4mg Hytrin for 7 months for urinary retention and disliked it. It barely made a dent in my symptoms, and made me tired and fatigued - muscles always felt weak, was frequently irritable and interfered with my sleep. Took forever to build up to 4mg. However, I still had a libido with few sexual side effect, which was a very nice surprise. Recommend trying it to see if it works even though it's one of the older alpha-blockers."
"It worked quite well at 1 mg a night for 3 years helping me urinate like a real man until 6 months ago when my flow rate began decreasing and the symptoms of urinary retention started reappearing. We increased the dosage to 2 mg and I was back to normal. Then the troubles urinating re-emerged and doctor upped it to 4 mg a night 3 weeks ago. Again I saw immediate improvement but over the weekend I've gone back to long bathroom struggles getting anything out. Am now awaiting the scheduling of a urodynamic study to get to the bottom of this."
"This was the 4th medication I tried for BPH, which had me getting up several times throughout the night. We started with 1mg, which had no effect. Bumping it to 5mg did the trick and I know get up only twice and am sleeping much better. I’ve also noticed an improvement in urinary flow. No side effects either."
"Started Terazosin at 1mg dose, then increased 2mg, then 5mg , for about about 2 years. It worked fine for that period of time, minimal side effects, until it started losing effectiveness. Doc increased dosage to 10 mg and that’s when the problems started. Itching , which led to a bad rash on my back, grogginess in the morning lasting until 10 -11AM, loss of appetite, lack of energy, tiredness, stuffy nose. I put up with the side effects for about a year, because the results were good, and it normalized my BPH symptoms. I really thought there was something wrong with me. I complained to my doctor, asking him if I could try 7mg....instead he put me on Flomax 0.4 mg. Have been on this for about 10 days...very few side effects, but up to now it’s useless for the reasons I’m taking it....weak stream, stop and go flow, getting up 4+ times a night to pee...making me wonder why I’m even bothering talking it.."
"I have seen zero effects after 7 weeks of 1mg nightly dosage. I've read where this should be having a noticeable effect between 2-4 weeks, but still have extremely weak flow and incomplete bladder emptying."
"I was put on this for IC -- Interstitial Cystitis. I had been taking Ditropan, but was still having symptoms even after adjusting my diet, so my Urologist tried adding Hytrin, and the combination really worked for me. I took these for several years, and finally was able to wean myself off both medications and with following a strict diet, I am mostly symptom-free. I feel that it was the two drugs that allowed my bladder to finally stop spasming, and kind of "reset". This drug was literally a life-saver."
"I started terazosin at 2mg, went to 5 mg, as it was losing effectiveness. Stayed with 5mg for about three years. Am currently taking 10mg . I’ve had some minor side effects such as a rash on my back, nasal stuffiness. Main problem is drowsiness, after I wake up in the morning and lasting sometimes until 10-11 AM. I’m going to ask my doctor if we can decrease to about 7 mg , to see if that helps with the drowsiness problem. Otherwise.... it works well with my urinating flow, and frequency problem ."
"Poison for me. Did not work and side effects have not stopped even after discontinuation of use. *Dizziness: To the point of having to lie down - several times a day. *Digestive: Weight gain. Feeling bloated and belly extension, even when hungry. *Headache: Less often now, yet more prevalent than ever had before. I'm usually tolerant of most medications. This was not the case with this. Been off for a month and still having side effects. Especially digestive. I'd be careful if this is of concern to you."
"Constant headaches and mental paralysis could not move or get up . that was with 2 mg It suddenly stopped working at all. Side effects were horrific and withdrawal symptoms worse than opiates could hardly think or move for 2 weeks. I found Cialis worked without side effects"
"Started with 6MG over 10 years ago, increasing to current 8MG. Urologist changed prescription to .4MG tamsulosin a few months ago. Tamsulosin relaxed the prostate to where it remained relaxed and caused urine leakage. Terazosin worked better for me and asked the urologist to change the prescription. With both medication, I urinate 4-6 times between midnight and 3am. I sleep well after 3am. I have much better control during the day with Terazosin. I have no side effects."
Hytrin (terazosin) "My PSA level dropped from 15 to 5.8 in the first month of taking only 0.5mg of Hytrin each night. My urine flow has improved dramatically."
Hytrin (terazosin) "I have been using it for more than 10 years now. Began with 1mg and now on 12mg. They are still working."
Hytrin (terazosin) "It's a wonder drug. I have been using it for the last four years and have found the problem to improve dramatically."
"After using this for about 2 months: 1. rate of urine flow increased 2. the bladder appeared to be emptied completely 3. frequency of urination decreased"
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Hytrin (terazosin) "I have been on Hytrin for at last 20 years. Started at 1 mg. daily. It helped my flow immediately. Now at the age of 84 I am on 15 mg. It still works pretty well. I have occasionally had episodes of low blood pressure leading to dizziness but I'm not sure whether that it from Hytrin or other blood pressure medicine I take. My blood pressure seems to fluctuate a lot. Again, I don't know the cause(s)."