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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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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 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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Can you advise me on doxazosin and metropolo overdose.?

Can you advise me on doxazosin and metropolo overdose.?

Seek help ASAP: Low blood pressure and low heart rate, possible fainting -- could result in serious harm. Seek help immediately. ...Read more

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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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Please describe the medication: doxazosin?

Please describe the medication: doxazosin?

Alpha blocker: 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 to sitting to standing). ...Read more

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I take 8mg of doxazosin twice a day is that overdose?

I take 8mg of doxazosin twice a day is that overdose?

Max dose: You are max dose of 16 mg per day. As a general rule medications at max dose may have increased side effects. Talk to the MD who wrote it for you. ...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. Shari Jackson
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Cardura (Definition)

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