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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Cardura (Overview)

Cardura is an anti-BPH agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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What is cardura (doxazosin) used for and its effect?

What is cardura (doxazosin) used for and its effect?

Blood Pressure: Cardura® doxazosin selective inhibitor of alpha-adrenergic receptors. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or to other Alpha blockers such as prazosin and terazosin or if congestive heart failure, angina, heart attack in last 6 months; minimize dizziness-lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position, especially when you first start taking this drug. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
41 doctors shared insights

Cardura (Overview)

Cardura is an anti-BPH agent which is a kind of urology drug.


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Whats cardura (doxazosin) used for?

Whats cardura (doxazosin) used for?

Enlarged prostate: Cardura (doxazosin) helps people who have difficulty with urinating. Their stream is slow or it dribbles. They may get up frequently at night. Many times, it is due to a large prostate. ...Read more

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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which works better and why?

Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which works better and why?

Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent. ...Read more

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My uro asked my md to switch me from 50mg atenolol to 4mg cardura (doxazosin). No instructions were phoned in with the prescription about tapering atenolol. I stopped the atenolol today. Is it safe? Hbp only.

My uro asked my md to switch me from 50mg atenolol to 4mg cardura (doxazosin). No instructions were phoned in with the prescription about tapering atenolol.  I stopped the atenolol today. Is it safe? Hbp only.

Ask your doctor: You are right that beta-blockers generally should be tapered off gradually. 50 mg of atenolol is a medium dose, so i usually would tell people to take 25 mg for a week before stopping, depending on their blood pressure and pulse. 25 mg doesnt lower BP very much anyway, if tell your md you heard beta-blockers aren't supposed to be stopped suddenly, i'm sure she/he will work it out with you. ...Read more

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Doctor doubled my dosage of cardura (doxazosin) and along with clonidine will my body get use to the side effects?

Doctor doubled my dosage of cardura (doxazosin) and along with clonidine will my body get use to the side effects?

Usually: Minimize dizziness-lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position, switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release (ir) to Cardura (doxazosin) xl, therapy initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior to starting therapy with Cardura (doxazosin) xl, the final evening dose of Cardura (doxazosin) should not be taken. Pde-5 inhibitor therapy should be initiated at lowest dose in patients taking cardur. ...Read more

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When is cardura (doxazosin) used and what are its effects on the prostate?

When is cardura (doxazosin) used and what are its effects on the prostate?

Enlarged prostate: Cardura (doxazosin) helps people who have difficulty with urinating. Their stream is slow or it dribbles. They may get up frequently at night. Many times, it is due to a large prostate. ...Read more

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Whats cardura (doxazosin) used for?

Enlarged prostate: Cardura (doxazosin) helps people who have difficulty with urinating. Their stream is slow or it dribbles. They may get up frequently at night. Many times, it is due to a large prostate. ...Read more

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What is cardura (doxazosin) used for and its effect?

Blood Pressure: Cardura® doxazosin selective inhibitor of alpha-adrenergic receptors. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to it; or to other Alpha blockers such as prazosin and terazosin or if congestive heart failure, angina, heart attack in last 6 months; minimize dizziness-lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position, especially when you first start taking this drug. ...Read more

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What is cardura (doxazosin) XL used for and its effect?

What is cardura (doxazosin) XL used for and its effect?

Hypertension: Switching from Cardura (doxazosin) immediate-release (ir) to Cardura (doxazosin) xl, therapy initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior to starting therapy with Cardura (doxazosin) xl, the final evening dose of Cardura (doxazosin) should not be taken. Pde-5 inhibitor therapy should be initiated at lowest dose in patients taking Cardura (doxazosin) xl. ...Read more

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What is the rate of dissolution of the drug cardura/doxazosin?

What is the rate of dissolution of the drug cardura/doxazosin?

About 4 days: The half life (the time it takes for half of it to get out of your system) is 22 hours. It usually takes about 4 half lives to consider it out of your system so roughly 4 days. Hope this helps. @thepeedoc www.peedoc.com ...Read more

Dr. David Mobley
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Doxazosin (Definition)

Doxazosin is a medication in the class of non-specific Alpha blockers. It is often used to lower blood pressure, or to improve bladder emptying. Doxazosin has been around for a very long time and is typically well tolerated. The dose needs to be slowly escallated as they can cause lightheaded and dizziness (especially when changing position - lying ...Read more