HYTRIN Reviews

Average Rating: 3.4 (29 Ratings)

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 4  BPH I got lucky. The only side effect I felt was a runny (dripping) nose. it comes and goes. Other than that no other side effects. I was switched from doxazosin to hytrin because of supply and demand reasons according to my physician. Started with 1mg for a week, then increased to 5mg daily. One year ago increased dosage to 10mg seeking even more relief from urinary symptoms. Other than a runny nose I had no side effects. . Although there has been definite relief from urinary problems associated with BPH, I may return to 5 mg daily as I really haven't noticed much difference in urinary relief between 5mg and 10mg. However, one thing that has happened in the last four months is that I began having a problem with erectile dysfunction. I cannot say for certain that it is the terazosin causing the problem but I am researching this aspect now. 70 5 years
10mm 1X D
5/11/2017
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 4  BP Dizziness at first, faded after a few days. B/P dropped 40 points. Slow urine stream eased, much better, I thought sexual response was odd but some note that, mine improved by quite a bit. I am happy thus far M 72 30 days
5 1X D
5/7/2016
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 3  BPH Slight dizziness, reverse ejaculation, no change either way in libido, guys, unexplainable weight gain (6 lbs in 6 mos) and heavy exercise and diet won't take it off (may or may not be related to drug, but it's a heck of a coincidence). Hair loss, again possible coincidence. Some relief from BPH but still having difficulty urinating at night. Burning and slight pain continue; might be having intermittent minor UTIs. Doc says no cancer. Positive effect of drug seems to be wearing off after 6 months. Almost no point in taking it any more. Going to see doc about trying something else. Not a bad drug, but not a super one either. All I can say is I agree that Hytrin is better than nothing. M 58 6 months
10mg 1X D
9/15/2015
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 4  BPH Most side effects were brief: stuffy nose, achy joints. I've noticed a slight increase in libido and erectile performance. Reverse ejaculation continues, but still get some positive discharge. Was on Flomax for one day and thought I was having a stroke. Dr. switched me to Hytrin. Took two weeks for any positive effect. It's been 30 days now and have definitely noticed positive effect on urination, though I can't say I'm back to normal. Some days I pee well, other days it's more difficult. Hey, some relief is better than none. Better libido, less ED, but still not performing at the level I'd like. All in all this drug has been helpful for me. Give it a try. For me most of the sides went away in a few days and after a month the effect on my BPH has been good. Be patient when you try this drug. It takes a while to work. M 57 30 days
10mg 1X D
4/1/2015
 3  BPH M 79
1X D
1/5/2015
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 2  bph swollen ankles tiiitus difficult sleeping rapid heart beat stopped drug after 4 years last 2 years 5 mg a day did nothing for bl pr. better than nothing for bph M 57 4 years
5mg 1X D
11/25/2013
 5  BPH & Hypertension Only noticed side effect was dizziness upon standing. No sexual side effects at this dosage ever. After taking this drug for 15 years my BPH took an unexpected bad turn and I was switched to Rapaflo. I do not like the Rapaflo side effects, especially on the sexual side. I am going back to urologist to see if a switch back could be possible M 53 15 years
5mg 1X D
8/26/2012
 5  urinary urgency, increase flow Slight headache, some dizzyness when beginning the drug, orthostatic hypotension. Switched from Flomax to Hytrin and thank God I did. Works great, I can piss like a racehorse again, have no vertigo at all, can ejaculate normally again, and don't have to worry about "floppy iris syndrome" as much. Moved from 1 mg. a day to 2mg. after the 1st. week. Side effects flare up briefly when you up the dosage, then subside in 1 or 2 days. Added benefit of spontaneous "night boners" again. Haven't had those in the last 20yrs....!!! Great alpha blocker ...and cheap...!!! M 57 60 days
2 mg 1X D
7/22/2012
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 2  BPH, urinary retention, repeat UTI Rapid heart beat (110 BPM) lasting over 30 min. Chills under a heavy layer of blankets. Eyes (during sleep) wet as if infected. Insomnia. Anxiety/nervousness. Slight increase Blood Pressure, to no increase. No dizzyness. Took Terazosin generic for Hytrin. Seemed helpful: increased flow, able to urinate longer. Insomnia on first and second night, 4 hrs sleep each night. Chills lasting 20-30 minutes when very warm. Though entirely different drugs, experienced similar side effects with Flomax. If you experience chills, elevated heart rate, or significant eye problems STOP USING and call the Dr. May be a good drug if your body can handle it, mine can't. M 60 2 days
1 mg 1X D
1/22/2011
 1  Minor Urinary Incontinence. Severe diziness, and spinning sensation all night with first dose. Second night almost fell down when getting up to urinate and hand to crawl to the bathroom and back to the bed, 3rd night lightheadache and dizzy, decided to try accupuncture instead Not for me! M 48 3 days
1X D
8/30/2010
 3  Hypertension Growing impotence, reduced sexual response, as dosage rose from 2mg through 4mg to 6mg. Very little and light syncope. Can't tolerate the side effects I now have. Original application was for BPH in preparatin for TURP procedure performed last June. Hypertension increased after the procedure (surprisingly), so nephrologist switched uses to this purpose. M 74 7 months
12/29/2009
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 3  enlarged prostate gland M 68 3 years
11/11/2009
 2  Frequent urination Stuffy nose. Tiredness. While it improved my urination issues (frequent visits, reduced stream, straining) it made sleep very difficult. Instead of getting up at night to go to the bathroom, I was awakened several times from not being able to breath through my nose. I stopped taking it 1 1/2 ago. I've just been prescribed Flomax following a Cystoscopy. I'm concerned I'll have the same symptoms. M 50 365 days
8/24/2009
 3  bph fatigue it works well to help with the urination problem,but I have fatigue that may be related to the drug. M 87 17 years
7/20/2009
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 2  bph, hypertension First took it for BPH when I had no hypertension. Side effects of reverse ejaculation and extreme tiredness never went away & I discontinued drug. Later, when I developed hypertension, I started on it again and this time was side effect free for 2 months, on 5 mg. taken at bedtime. Lowered blood pressure & relieved BPH nicely. Then began experiencing breathing difficulties & pounding heart in late morning, which would go away after several hours. Lowered dosage to 2.5 mg. Side effects did not gone away, and BPH relief is unsatisfactory at this dosage. M 63 3 months
3/15/2009
 5  bph & hypertension Terrible side effects when taken for BPH alone, w/o hypertension. Reverse ejaculation; constant fatigue, even on 1 mg. dose, even after several weeks. Terrible drug at the time, had to discontinue it. But later, when I experienced high blood pressure, drug lowered it very well and relieved my BPH symptoms, and I had none of the previous side effects, even on 5 mg. dose. It became an excellent drug for me. M 63 6 months
1/31/2009
 4  high blood presure I think this drug may have caused my hair thining out also when the presure falls suddensly you may feel very weak or in your legs. F 62 20 months
10/12/2008
 5  BPH None noticed Started at 1 mg still at 1 mg symptoms of urine stream stoppage went away within days of begining dosage. No relapse of symptoms. M 42 6 months
7/20/2008
 5  BPH No side effects. Started at 2mg, increased to 5mg. Stream flow increased substantially. Still get up a couple of times a night, but this is related to my personal sleep pattern and probaly unrelated to the prostate problem. Very satisfied with this drug. Does not CURE the underlying problem (unfortunately), but sure makes it more tolerable and avoids the need for surgery (at least thus far) M 68 2 years
6/11/2008
 5  BPH LIGHT HEADED FOR A VERY BRIEF PERIOD. KEEPS MY BP IN THE NORMAL RANGE! IT HAS WORKED EXCELLENTLY FOR ME. FROM 3-4 'TRIPS' PER NIGHT TO JUST ONE AND SOMETIMES NONE. LOST SOME EFFECTIVENESS OVER TIME AND NOW USE AVODART AS WELL. GOOD RESULTS! M 68 12 years
9/1/2007
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