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Cardura XL Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is doxazosin (Cardura XL)?
- What are the possible side effects of doxazosin (Cardura XL)?
- What is the most important information I should know about doxazosin (Cardura XL)?
- What should I discuss with my doctor before taking doxazosin (Cardura XL)?
- How should I take doxazosin (Cardura XL)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Cardura XL)?
- What happens if I overdose (Cardura XL)?
- What should I avoid while taking doxazosin (Cardura XL)?
- What other drugs will affect doxazosin (Cardura XL)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Cardura XL)?
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 XL)?
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 XL)?
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 XL)?
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 XL Information
- Cardura XL Drug Interactions Center: doxazosin oral
- Cardura XL Side Effects Center
- Cardura XL Overview including Precautions
- Cardura XL FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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