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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Chemical Name: TERAZOSIN (ter-AY-zoe-sin)
Hytrin is used to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating, painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. It is also used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure.
SIDE EFFECTS that may occur while taking this medication includes dizziness, lightheadedness, weakness, tiredness, drowsiness, stuffed nose, back pain, upset stomach, decreased sexual ability, blurred vision, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs and pain, burning or tingling in the hands or feet.
Keep in mind that you have been prescribed this medication as the doctor judged that this medication has more benefits than risk. Many people who use Hytrin medication do not undergo any serious side effects, but there are some common side effects experienced with this medication.
Some side effects include: