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Cardura Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Cardura, Cardura XL
Generic Name: doxazosin (Pronunciation: dox AY zo sin)
- 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 is doxazosin (Cardura)?
Doxazosin is in a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blockers. Doxazosin relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can more easily pass through them. It also relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate.
Doxazosin is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), or to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate).
Doxazosin may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Cardura 1 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with CARDURA, 1 mg
Cardura 2 mg
oblong, yellow, imprinted with CARDURA, 2 mg
Cardura 4 mg
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Cardura 8 mg
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Doxazosin 1 mg-APO
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Doxazosin 1 mg-ETH
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Doxazosin 1 mg-MYL
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Doxazosin 1 mg-PP
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Doxazosin 1 mg-TEV
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Doxazosin 2 mg-APO
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Doxazosin 2 mg-ETH
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Doxazosin 2 mg-MYL
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Doxazosin 2 mg-PP
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Doxazosin 2 mg-TEV
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Doxazosin 4 mg-APO
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Doxazosin 4 mg-ETH
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Doxazosin 4 mg-MYL
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Doxazosin 4 mg-TEV
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Doxazosin 8 mg-APO
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Doxazosin 8 mg-ETH
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Doxazosin 8 mg-MYL
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Doxazosin 8 mg-PP
round, white, imprinted with R 645
Doxazosin 8 mg-TEV
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What are the possible side effects of doxazosin (Cardura)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- feeling like you might pass out;
- fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest;
- trouble breathing;
- swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet; or
- penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.
Less serious side effects may include:
- mild dizziness;
- tired feeling, drowsiness;
- nausea; or
- runny nose.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Cardura (doxazosin mesylate) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about doxazosin (Cardura)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to doxazosin or similar medicines such as alfuzosin (Uroxatral), prazosin (Minipress), silodosin (Rapaflo), tamsulosin (Flomax), or terazosin (Hytrin).
Doxazosin may cause dizziness or fainting, especially when you first start taking it or when you start taking it again. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert. 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.
If you stop taking doxazosin for any reason, call your doctor before you start taking it again. You may need a dose adjustment.
Doxazosin can affect your pupils during cataract surgery. Tell your eye surgeon ahead of time that you are using this medication. Do not stop using doxazosin before surgery unless your surgeon tells you to.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially other blood pressure medications including diuretics (water pills).
Additional Cardura Information
- Cardura Drug Interactions Center: doxazosin oral
- Cardura Side Effects Center
- Cardura Overview including Precautions
- Cardura FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
Cardura - User Reviews
Cardura User Reviews
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Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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