This fixed combination drug is not indicated for initial therapy of hypertension. Hypertension requires therapy titrated to the individual patient. If the fixed combination represents the dose so determined, its use may be more convenient in patient management. The treatment of hypertension is not static, but must be re-evaluated as conditions in each patient warrant.
MINIZIDE® is a combination of MINIPRESS® (prazosin hydrochloride) plus RENESE® (polythiazide). MINIPRESS (prazosin hydrochloride), a quinazoline derivative, is the first of that chemical class of antihypertensives.
MINIZIDE is indicated in the treatment of hypertension. (See box warning.)
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