Minipress Xl 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets
Minipress Xl 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets

Minipress Xl 5mg Strip Of 30 Tablets

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Minipress Xl 5 MG Description

Minipress XL 5mg tablet is an antihypertensive medicine. It is used to treat high blood pressure. It contains prazosin as an active ingredient. Hypertension is a condition where your blood pressure le...
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ContainsPrazosin(5.0 Mg)
UsesHigh blood pressure
Side effectsDizziness, drowsiness, headache, constipation
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Uses of Minipress Xl 5 MG

Minipress XL 5mg tablet is used for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Contraindications of Minipress Xl 5 MG

  • If you are allergic to prazosin or any similar medicines or any of the ingredient of Minipress XL 5mg tablet.
  • If you are under 12 years of age.

Side effects of Minipress Xl 5 MG

  • Headache
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Palpitations
  • Feeling sick
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea

Precautions and Warnings of Minipress Xl 5 MG


Can I take Minipress XL 5mg medicine during pregnancy?
The safety of the medicine during pregnancy is not established. It must be used in pregnant women only if the potential benefit outweighs the risk to the foetus in the opinion of a doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Minipress XL 5mg medicine while breastfeeding?
The components of the medicine pass into the breast milk in a small amount. Caution is advised before breastfeeding during the treatment.


Can I drive after consuming Minipress XL 5mg medicine?
You may experience dizziness, weakness, drowsiness after taking the medicine. Be cautious while driving or operating machinery.


Can I consume alcohol while taking Minipress XL 5mg medicine?
During the treatment, alcohol consumption causes dizziness, when getting up from a sitting or lying position. Avoid alcohol intake along with the medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a problem in passing urine or inability, hold urine in the bladder or faint after passing urine.
  • You had suffered from a heart attack in past or existing heart failure.
  • You experience water retention or weight gain after taking the medicine, inform the doctor.
  • You experience postural hypotension (sudden drop in blood pressure upon standing from a sitting position accompanied by fainting and lightheadedness).
  • You feel numbness in parts of the body (Raynaud's disease), such patients need to be monitored closely.
  • You are undergoing cataract surgery, inform the doctor in advance because it causes complications during the surgery.
  • You experience prolonged erection of penis (Priapism) sometimes longer than 4 hours, seek medical assistance as it leads to damage to penile tissue and loss of potency.

Mode of Action of Minipress Xl 5 MG

How Does It Work?

In case of high blood pressure, the force of the blood inside blood vessels against the walls increases. Minipress XL 5mg tablet acts by relaxing and widening the blood vessels to flow more easily. Th...
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Directions for Use of Minipress Xl 5 MG

  • Minipress XL 5mg tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor.
  • Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine.
  • It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results.
  • You should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
  • Never stop the medicine as it may lead to a sudden rise in blood pressure.

Interactions of Minipress Xl 5 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Minipress XL 5mg tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if ...
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  • Especially if you are taking medicines for treatment of erectile dysfunction, medicines for high blood pressure, diabetes, gout, sedatives or any painkillers or anti-inflammatory medicines.

Storage and disposal of Minipress Xl 5 MG

  • Store Minipress XL 5mg tablets at room temperature in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat.
  • Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines.

Dosage of Minipress Xl 5 MG


The symptoms of an overdose of Minipress XL may include drowsiness, sometimes drop in blood pressure. If you think you have taken excess dose of this medicine and experience any such symptoms, contact...
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Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose ...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Is there any harm if I miss the dose of Minipress XL 5mg medicine?

A: Missing a dose of the medicine may lead to high blood pressure and other heart-related complications. Take the medicines at the same time for the optimal result.

Q: Uses of Minipress XL medicine?

A: Minipress XL is used to treat high blood pressure, which leads to damage to organs if left untreated.

Q: How does Minipress XL medicine work?

A: Minipress XL relaxes and widening the blood vessels and decreases the blood pressure.

Q: What is the dose of Minipress XL 5mg medicine used for hypertension?

A: The dose and duration depend on the severity of the condition, age and other factors. The doctor shall be able to give you more information on this.

Q: Can I consume other medicines to reduce high blood pressure with Minipress XL 5mg?

A: You must not consume multiple medicines on your own. Discuss with the doctor and he/she must be able to give you the right information.

Q: Taking Minipress XL medicine is sufficient to control high blood pressure?

  • No, Medicines and a healthy lifestyle, play an important role in maintaining optimal blood pressure. One must follow a DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), discuss with the doctor for ...
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  • Maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking and drinking, performing aerobic exercises and limit salt intake are the few lifestyle modifications that help to control high blood pressure.

Q: What is the composition of Minipress Xl?

A: Minipress Xl contains prazosin as an active component, which is an anti-hypertensive medicine.

Q: Is there any Minipress Xl 5 alternative?

A: There are different brands having the same active ingredient as Minipress Xl 5 has. It is advised to take the recommended brand only. Do not switch to any other alternative without consulting doctor.

Q: Is Minipress XL a sleeping pill?

A: No, Minipress XL is an antihypertensive medicine used to lower raised blood pressure. It is not a sleeping pill.

Q: Can the use of Minipress XL cause gas problems?

A: Minipress XL tablet may cause stomach discomfort as its common side effect. It is advised to take this medicine with meals to avoid gas problems. Talk to your doctor if these symptoms are causing trouble.

Q: When should I take Minipress XL?

A: Minipress XL should be taken as directed by the doctor. But it's important to take it at the same time every day for optimum results.

Q: Is Minipress XL a blood thinner?

A: No, Minipress Xl is not a blood thinner. It acts by relaxing and widening the blood vessels to flow more easily. This ultimately leads to a drop in high blood pressure.
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