Cardura (Doxazosin) is a prescription medication used to treat high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure reduces the risk of strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. The drug is also used to improve urination in men with an enlarged prostate. Cardura XL, the extended-release form of this drug, is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia and should not be used to treat hypertension. The active ingredient in Cardura is Doxazosin. Doxazosin belongs to a class of drugs called alpha-blockers. It works by relaxing the blood vessels to improve blood circulation in patients with high blood pressure. It also relaxes the prostate muscles to relieve benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) symptoms.
We currently offer the brand Cardura from Turkey manufactured by Pfizer in the strength of 2mg and 4mg tablets. Cardura XL is also available in the strength of 4mg and 8mg tablets. The generic Doxazosin is also available in the strength of 1mg, 2mg, and 4mg tablets.
Get medical help immediately if you have any of these signs or an allergic reaction while taking Cardura. The most common side effects of Cardura may include the following:
• Ejaculation problems;
• Low blood pressure;
• Weight gain
Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Breathing difficulties;
• Chest pain;
• Irregular heartbeat;
• Lightheadedness when rising from a sitting or lying position;
• Shortness of breath;
• Sudden fainting;
• Swelling of feet or lower legs
These are not all of the side effects of Doxazosin. Always contact your doctor if you notice any unusual symptoms.
You should not take Cardura if you are allergic to Doxazosin or any ingredient in Cardura. Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are about to undergo surgery;
• Are allergic to quinazolines;
• Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant;
• Have a blockage in your digestive tract;
• Have intolerance to certain sugars;
• Have liver disease;
• Have severe constipation
Tell your doctor about all your medications, including prescription, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be drug interactions between Cardura and other medicines, including amiodarone, aprepitant, aliskiren, ketoconazole, cyclosporine, etc. Avoid desipramine, epinephrine, atazanavir, erythromycin, or mifepristone with Cardura. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Cardura can harm the fetus. The drug should only be used in pregnancy if the benefits outweigh the risks. Cardura passes into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or planning to breastfeed. Use Cardura precisely as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Contact your doctor if you miss your doses several days in a row. Doxazosin may cause drowsiness. Do not drive or perform activities that require alertness 24 hours after your first dose. Avoid getting up too fast from a lying or sitting position. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall. Do not drink alcohol while using Cardura. Alcohol may worsen the side effects of the drug. Keep this medicine out of sight and reach of children.
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