Generic Name: Cardura
What is Cardura?
What is the most important information I should know about doxazosin Cardura, Cardura XL. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to doxazosin or similar medicines such as alfuzosin Uroxatralprazosin Minipresssilodosin Rapaflotamsulosin Flomaxor terazosin Hytrin.
Doxazosin may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it or when you start taking it again. If you stop taking doxazosin for any reason, call your doctor before you start taking it again. Doxazosin can affect your pupils during cataract surgery. Do not stop using doxazosin before surgery unless your surgeon tells you to. Lowering Blood Pressure Exercise Tips Slideshow Pictures Cardura 1 mgoblong, white, imprinted with CARDURA, 1 mgCardura 2 mgoblong, yellow, imprinted with CARDURA, 2 mgCardura 4 mgoblong, orange, imprinted with CARDURA, 4 mgCardura 8 mgoblong, green, imprinted with CARDURA, 8 mgDoxazosin 1 mg-APOround, white, imprinted with 093, APODoxazosin 1 mg-ETHoblong, gray, imprinted with 1mg, ETH 266Doxazosin 1 mg-MYLround, white, imprinted with M D9Doxazosin 1 mg-PPround, white, imprinted with R 642Doxazosin 1 mg-TEVround, white, imprinted with N 590, 1Doxazosin 2 mg-APOoblong, white, imprinted with 094, APODoxazosin 2 mg-ETHoblong, yellow, imprinted with 2 mg, ETH 267Doxazosin 2 mg-MYLround, pink, imprinted with M D10Doxazosin 2 mg-PPoblong, white, imprinted with R 643Doxazosin 2 mg-TEVoblong, white, imprinted with N 593, 2Doxazosin 4 mg-APOoblong, white, imprinted with APO, 095Doxazosin 4 mg-ETHoblong, pink, imprinted with 4 mg, ETH 268Doxazosin 4 mg-MYLround, blue, imprinted with M D11Doxazosin 4 mg-TEVdiamond, whi te, imprinted with N 596, 4Doxazosin 8 mg-APOoblong, white, imprinted with 096, APODoxazosin 8 mg-ETHoblong, blue, imprinted with ETH269, 8 mgDoxazosin 8 mg-MYLround, lavender, imprinted with M D12Doxazosin 8 mg-PPround, white, imprinted with R 645Doxazosin 8 mg-TEVround, white, imprinted with N 598, 8What should I discuss with my doctor before taking doxazosin Cardura, Cardura XL.
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If you double up your dose or take it too close to your next scheduled time, you may be at higher risk of experiencing serious side effects. What to Do If You Miss a Dose: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. How to Tell If the Drug Is Working: You may be able to tell this drug is working for benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH if you have an easier time urinating and experience fewer symptoms of obstruction and irritation.
Keep drugs away from areas where they could get wet, such as bathrooms. Store them away from moisture and damp locations. A prescription for this medication is refillable. You should not need a new prescription for this medication to be refilled. Your doctor will write the number of refills authorized on your prescription.
You may keep it at home to check your blood pressure on a regular basis in between clinic visits. Your doctor may increase your dose if your blood pressure is too high or lower your dose if your blood pressure is too low. Many insurance companies will require a prior authorization before they approve the prescription and pay for doxazosin.
There are other drugs available to treat your condition.
How should I take Cardura?
Doxazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. It also lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Cardura. People taking Cardura felt side effect morePeople taking Cardura felt side effect lessDizziness or fainting may occur when taking Cardura Doxazosin when you change positions, such as going from a seated or lying down position to standing because of changes in your blood pressure, which may lead to falls.
What should I avoid while taking Cardura?
Prolonged release tablet White, round, biconvex shaped tablets with a hole in one side, marked CXL4. Hypertension: Cardura XL is indicated for the treatment of hypertension and can be used as the sole agent to control blood pressure in the majority of patients.
Posology Hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia: The initial dose of Cardura XL is 4mg once daily. The maximum recommended dose of Cardura XL is 8mg once daily. Elderly patients: Normal adult dosage. Method of administration Cardura XL can be taken with or without food.
Cardura XL is contraindicated in: 1 Patients who are hypersensitive to the active substance or any of the excipients listed in section 6.
Cardura side effects
The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. Quick GuideHow to Lower Blood Pressure: Exercise Tips Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Common Cardura ide effects may include:
Long-term use: Long-term safety and efficacy i.
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Doxazosin is used alone or with other drugs to treat high blood pressure hypertension.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia: Experience in controlled clinical trials in BPH indicates a similar adverse event profile to that seen in hypertension.
The pharmacokinetic characteristics of Cardura XL will lead to a smoother plasma profile. Cardura is indicated for the treatment of hypertension and can be used as a sole agent to control blood pressure in hypertensive patients. Cardura is indicated as an adjunct in the treatment of urinary outflow obstruction and symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH. It may therefore be of value in patients awaiting prostatic surgery or for whom surgery is not possible.
Where can I get more information?
NotesDo not share this medication with others.
The pharmacokinetics of CARDURA XL is different from that of doxazosin IR.