Treating high blood pressure. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Minizide is an alpha-blocker and thiazide diuretic combination. It works by widening blood vessels and helping the kidneys eliminate extra fluid from your body, which helps lower blood pressure.

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  • Minizide
  • Signs and symptoms of too much potassium loss
    Dryness of mouth (severe)
    increased thirst
    irregular heartbeat (continuing)
    mood or mental changes
    muscle cramps or pain
    nausea or vomiting
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    weak pulse
    Signs and symptoms of too much sodium loss
    Confusion
    convulsions
    decreased mental activity
    irritability
    muscle cramps
    unusual tiredness or weakness
    More common
    Dizziness or lightheadedness, especially when getting up from a lying or sitting position
    sudden fainting
    Less common
    Inability to control urination
    irregular heartbeat
    pounding heartbeat
    swelling of feet or lower legs
    weight gain
    Rare
    Black, tarry stools
    blood in urine or stools
    chest pain
    cough or hoarseness
    fever or chills
    joint pain
    lower back or side pain
    painful or difficult urination
    painful, inappropriate erection of penis, continuing
    pinpoint red spots on skin
    shortness of breath
    skin rash or hives
    stomach pain (severe) with nausea and vomiting
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    yellow eyes or skin
    Some of the side effects that can occur with polythiazide / prazosin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common
    Decreased sexual ability
    diarrhea
    drowsiness
    headache
    increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
    lack of energy
    loss of appetite
    nervousness
    stomach upset or pain
    Rare
    Frequent urge to urinate
    nausea
  • (prazosin hydrochloride and polythiazide) capsules