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Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Studies in breastfeeding mothers have demonstrated that there is significant and documented risk to the infant based on human experience, or it is a medication that has a high risk of causing significant damage to an infant. The risk of using the drug in breastfeeding women clearly outweighs any possible benefit from breastfeeding. The drug is contraindicated in women who are breastfeeding an infant.
Typical usage: Treatment for symptomatic relief of benign prostatic hyperplasia
Side Effects: Headache, flushing, respiratory tract infection, angina pectoris, AV block, migraine, syncope.
Drug Interaction: None mentioned.
Mechanism Of Action: It acts by blocking alpha-1 receptors in the prostate, bladder, & urethra, relaxing smooth muscle.