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Flomax vs. Cardura

Are Flomax and Cardura the Same Thing?

Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) and Cardura (doxazosin) are alpha-blockers used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland).

Cardura is also prescribed to treat high blood pressure.

What Are Possible Side Effects of Flomax?

Common side effects of Flomax include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Cardura?

Common side effects of Cardura include:

What is Flomax?

Flomax (tamsulosin hydrochloride) is an alpha-blocker used to treat the symptoms of a prostate gland condition called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

What is Cardura?

Cardura (doxazosin) is an alpha-1 adrenergic blocker prescribed for treating high blood pressure, and symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland). Cardura is available as a generic drug.

QUESTION

The prostate is about the size of a _____________. See Answer

What Drugs Interact With Flomax?

Flomax may interact with conivaptan, imatinib, isoniazid, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, heart or blood pressure medications, or HIV/AIDS medicines.

Flomax may also interact with cimetidine, cyclosporine, methimazole, pioglitazone, ropinirole, ticlopidine, warfarin, anti-malaria medications, erectile dysfunction medicines, heart rhythm medications, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.

What Drugs Interact With Cardura?

Cardura may interact with other blood pressure medications.

Cardura may also interact with sildenafil, tadalafil, vardenafil, or diuretics (water pills).

How Should Flomax Be Taken?

Flomax capsules 0.4 mg once daily is recommended as the dose for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of BPH and dosing should be taken by mouth, usually once daily.

  • Take the first dose at bedtime to minimize the chances of getting dizzy or fainting.
  • After the first dose, take your regularly scheduled dose 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Drug interaction and warnings include that Flomax capsules should not be used in combination with other alpha andrenergic blocking agents.
  • It should not be used in combination with strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 (e.g., ketoconazole).

Flomax capsules 0.4 mg once daily is recommended as the dose for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of BPH and dosing should be taken by mouth, usually once daily.

  • Take the first dose at bedtime to minimize the chances of getting dizzy or fainting.
  • After the first dose, take your regularly scheduled dose 30 minutes after the same meal each day.
  • Drug interaction and warnings include that Flomax capsules should not be used in combination with other alpha andrenergic blocking agents.
  • It should not be used in combination with strong inhibitors of CYP3A4 (e.g., ketoconazole).

How Should Cardura Be Taken?

Cardura dosage ranges from 1-16 mg daily depending on the indication.

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References

RxList. Flomax Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.4flomax.com/
RxList. Cardura Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/cardura-side-effects-drug-center.htm
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