Doxazosin, the generic ingredient in the brand name drug Cardura, belongs to the family of drugs called antihypertensives, specifically alpha blockers. It is used to treat mild to moderate high blood pressure. Cardura is also indicated to treat urination difficulties in patients who have enlarged prostate glands.
The initial approach to treat hypertension should be lifestyle changes, but if this approach is ineffective medicine may be prescribed. Cardura can be used alone or in combination with other medications that treat high blood pressure. As well, your doctor may have prescribed Cardura for treating the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), such as weak flow during urination.
Cardura blocks alpha receptors which are found on the muscle walls of blood vessels. This action causes the blood vessels to become less narrow, thereby lowering blood pressure. Cardura also relaxes other muscles. Normally, muscles tighten to hold urine in the bladder, and relax to release it through the urethra. For patients with urinary difficulties due to BPH, Cardura helps relaxe these muscles to improve urination.
Your doctor will prescribe the correct dosage regimen for you. Cardura can be taken with water, with or without food. For hypertension, the usual initial dosage is 1mg once daily with a maximum daily dose of 16mg. For BPH, the usual starting dosage is 1mg once daily with a maximum daily dose of 8mg.
These may not be all the side effects of Cardura 4mg.
If you have allergies to any of components of Cardura or if you are sensitive to other quinazolines (e.g. prazosin, terazosin), do not take this medication.
Tell your doctor about any other medications that you are taking, especially medicine for erectile dysfunction due to the risk of low blood pressure. When you first start using Cardura, you may experience dizziness, especially when standing up. Before taking Cardura, tell your if you have kidney, liver, stomach or intestinal problems.
Cardura should be kept at room temperature.
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force exerted on the artery walls by the blood. Systolic pressure is the first higher number because it measures the pressure when your heart beats. Diastolic pressure is the lower second number which measures the pressure between heartbeats. A reading of 140/90 or higher represents high blood pressure. There are usually no symptoms but hypertension can damage blood vessels and lead to heart attacks and kidney problems.
As men grow older, the size of the prostate gland may increase. BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common, non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and interferes with urination. The symptoms of BPH include an urgent need to urinate, straining to urinate, weak or intermittent urine flow and a sense that the bladder is not completely empty.
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