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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.

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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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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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 am passing a kidney stone my dr put me on today ketorolac AC 10mg, oxycodone/apap 5-325mg and doxazosin mesylate 1mg, is there anything i can do to make this night a little easier, this is 2 days now, ty I am a 35 yr old male

I am passing a kidney stone my dr put me on today ketorolac AC 10mg,  oxycodone/apap 5-325mg and doxazosin mesylate 1mg,   is there anything i can do to make this night a little easier, this is  2 days  now,  ty  I am a 35 yr old male

If : If you have not passed the stone as of today you should go back to your doctor. You may need a medical procedure to remove the stone(s). There are multiple techniques. Your doctor will decide what is best for your case. You should not have to suffer. Best of luck. ...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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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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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 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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When is the best time to take losartan & doxazosin for bp?

When is the best time to take losartan & doxazosin for bp?

Night time: There's no mandatory time but many people find that taking meds at bedtime works because they remember to take them as part of their bedtime routine and side effects are minimized because the peak blood levels occur during sleep. Alternatively, some people like to split them up: one in the am, one in the pm. ...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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Cardura (Definition)

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