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What is the definition or description of: Cardura (doxazosin) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cardura (doxazosin) allergy?

Here are some...: Like any drugs, Cardura has its own share of allergy, but very rare. In fact, its more common side effect is postural hypotension leading to dizziness at positioning change. Nonetheless, use it as instructed, but stop it and inform the prescribing doctor if experiencing unwanted side effect. In reality, no doctors can remember every bits of allergy or side effects. So, use it with caution & see. ...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


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What is the definition or description of: Doxazosin allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Doxazosin allergy?

Here are some...: Allergy to doxazosin is no difference from that to any durgs, but its more common adverse effects are undue drop in blood pressure and pulse manifesting with dizziness/fainting. If so, squatting or sitting or lying down. ...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

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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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Is cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) better and why?

Is cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) better and why?

Flomax (tamsulosin): Tamsulosin now generic. More specific and fewer side effects. Allhat study showed? Cardiovascular probs in certain people with cardura (doxazosin). For more: www. Peedoc. Com @thepeedoc. ...Read more

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Is it ok to switch from cardura (doxazosin) to metoprolol?

Is it ok to switch from cardura (doxazosin) to metoprolol?

Depends: Depends on what your doctor is treating you with those medications. Cardura (doxazosin) and metoprolol are different types of blood pressure medications and they have different properties. Ask your doctor. ...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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Is it ok to be switched to cardura (doxazosin) from metoprolol?

Is it ok to be switched to cardura (doxazosin) from metoprolol?

Depends: Depends on what your doctor is treating you with those medications. Cardura (doxazosin) and metoprolol are different types of blood pressure medications and they have different properties. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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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 and surface area of cardura (doxazosin)?

What is the rate of dissolution and surface area of cardura (doxazosin)?

What?: Please detail the specifics you want to inquire about Cardura, its use or absorption, or side effect or...? Since talking about Cardura, I assumed you may experience some undesirable change in urination. To explore how we urinate and how we cope with, go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. More? Contact me at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login ...Read more

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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which one is better?

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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Can you buy cardura (doxazosin) without a prescription?

None: You cannot get any prescription medicine without a prescription, including online in the U.S. (either buy from U.S. Or live in U.S.). If you do, the vendor can be charged with a felony and you may be arrested by federal and state agents and charged with a felony. It is U.S. Law. Most of these medicines are prescriptions for good reason. ...Read more

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Is ther any option other than cutting median lobe in prostate, I'm on 16ml of cardura (doxazosin)? The side effects of never having an erection again seem severe.

Numerous options: There are numerous options in the treatment of bph, including combination medical therapy, minimally invasive procedures, endoscopic and open surgery. Since, all procedures for BPH are directed at the inner aspect of the prostate, the transition zone, there is very little risk of erectile dysfunction (ed). This is quite different than prostate treatments for cancer which is associated with ed. ...Read more

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Why would doctor want to switch me from metoprolol to cardura (doxazosin)?

Why would doctor want to switch me from metoprolol to cardura (doxazosin)?

Depends: Depends on what your doctor is treating you with those medications. Cardura (doxazosin) and metoprolol are different types of blood pressure medications and they have different properties. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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What's cardura (doxazosin) used for?

What's 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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Can cardura (doxazosin) cause a false positive on drug screenings for marijuana?

Can cardura (doxazosin) cause a false positive on drug screenings for marijuana?

Not to my knowledge: People have many reasons to claim all kinds of "false positives" with drug tests. Problem with mj is that thc stays in fat of body for quite a long time after last use, especially compared to other recreational drugs. This means some people end up very surprised by positive test when last use was many weeks ago. Not truly a false positive from strictly technical point of view. ...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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I was given cardura (doxazosin) 4mg to pass a stone. I don't have high blood pressure. Is it ok to start off at the 4 mg dose or should I start with the 1 mg?

I was given cardura (doxazosin) 4mg to pass a stone. I don't have high blood pressure. Is it ok to start off at the 4 mg dose or should I start with the 1 mg?

Be careful!: That dose sounds awfully high as a starting dose! You're right - we usually start with the 1mg dose and build up, because the last thing you want is to get up in the middle of the night and fall to the ground because your blood pressure has plummeted from too high of a starting dose. Ask your doctor about Flomax (tamsulosin) as an aid to passing your kidney stone. Be sure to strain your urine to get the stone! ...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 doesn't 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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Is Cardura (doxazosin) a reasonable second BP drug with Lisinopril when CCBs, diuretics, beta blockers are not well tolerated? Also on B-agonists for asthma.

Is Cardura (doxazosin) a reasonable second BP drug with Lisinopril when CCBs, diuretics, beta blockers are not well tolerated? Also on B-agonists for asthma.

Yes, it is an option: Cardura (doxazosin) or another alpha blocker type drug is an option when the other classes of drugs mentioned are not well tolerated. Alpha blockers can cause dizziness so they are best taken at night to minimize this effect. The dose needs to be increased slowly. Make sure you are exercising and minimizing salt, alcohol and caffeine as well. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could taking lopressor, (metoprolol tartrate) Norvasc and cardura togther make your heart feel like it's stopping upon exertion?

Please tell me, could taking lopressor, (metoprolol tartrate) Norvasc and cardura togther make your heart feel like it's stopping upon exertion?

Discuss this issue: With ur pcp or cardiologist. Monitor your BP regularly, normally 100-140/ 60-90. Have an ekg to check for arrythmia, skip beats etc. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=42334. ...Read more

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84 yrs. Stable cfh, afib, bph. Take ccoreg, cardura, lisinopril, coumidin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not seem to help. Can I take Advil or ibuprofen?

84 yrs. Stable cfh, afib, bph. Take ccoreg, cardura, lisinopril, coumidin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not seem to help. Can I take Advil or ibuprofen?

Talk to doc: The combo at your age with hf, Lisinopril and potential for Lasix (furosemide) is not good. All non steroidal anti inflammatory meds cause sodium retention which could unbalance your hf. One dose is probably ok, but check with your doc first. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Cardura (Definition)

Cardura is an anti-BPH agent which is a ...Read more