Uroxatral vs. Cardura

Are Uroxatral and Cardura the Same Thing?

Uroxatral (alfuzosin hcl) and Cardura (doxazosin) are alpha-blockers used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland).

Cardura is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Uroxatral?

Common side effects of Uroxatral include:

Get medical help right away if you have very serious side effects of Uroxatral including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Cardura?

Common side effects of Cardura include:

What Is Uroxatral?

Uroxatral (alfuzosin hcl) is an alpha blocker prescribed to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), which include painful or difficult urination, urination urgency or frequency.

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.


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What Drugs Interact With Uroxatral?

Uroxatral may interact with alcohol, atenolol, arsenic trioxide, cimetidine, conivaptan, diltiazem, droperidol, enoxacin, imatinib, isoniazid, antibiotics, antidepressants, antifungals, anti-malaria medications, nitrate heart medications, heart or blood pressure medications, heart rhythm medicines, HIV/AIDS medicines, medicines to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, medicines to treat psychiatric disorders migraine headache medicines, or narcotics. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Uroxatral is not indicated for use in women.

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 Uroxatral Be Taken?

Uroxatral is available as an extended-release 10 mg tablet, taken orally once daily.

How Should Cardura Be Taken?

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


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FDA. Uroxatral Product Information.
Pfizer. Cardura Product Information.

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