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Cardura Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is doxazosin (Cardura)?
- What are the possible side effects of doxazosin (Cardura)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doxazosin (Cardura)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking doxazosin (Cardura)?
- How should I take doxazosin (Cardura)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cardura)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cardura)?
- What should I avoid while taking doxazosin (Cardura)?
- What other drugs will affect doxazosin (Cardura)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cardura)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
If you miss your doses for several days in a row, contact your doctor before restarting the medication. You may need a lower dose.
What happens if I overdose (Cardura)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme dizziness or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking doxazosin (Cardura)?
Doxazosin may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
To prevent dizziness, avoid standing for long periods of time or becoming overheated during exercise and in hot weather.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of doxazosin.
What other drugs will affect doxazosin (Cardura)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- sildenafil (Viagra, Revatio)
- tadalafil (Cialis);
- vardenafil (Levitra); or
- other blood pressure medications, including diuretics (water pills).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with doxazosin. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about doxazosin.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Cardura Information
- Cardura Drug Interactions Center: doxazosin oral
- Cardura Side Effects Center
- Cardura Overview including Precautions
- Cardura FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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