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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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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: 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

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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 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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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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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 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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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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How low is too low for blood pressure when starting a new medication or increasing it? What is the danger level? I had 75/51 (doxazosin) 1 mg increase

How low is too low for blood pressure when starting a new medication or increasing it? What is the danger level? I had 75/51 (doxazosin) 1 mg increase

BP: 75/51 is a low blood pressure and if you've transcribed it correctly then adding or increasing a medication which can further lower blood pressure would be inappropriate. ...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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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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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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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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I am taking 16 mg of doxazosin and my psa test was 1.7 isn't that equal to 3.4 and is that bad?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, psa reading of 1.7 is 1.7 and not double that. At age 79, it is well within normal limits. ...Read more

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Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Can you take proscar, doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin) together?

Not ideal: Doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are in the same class of drug, known as Alpha blockers. They would not usually be prescribed together, because this could increase the risk of low blood pressure and symptoms such as dizziness. Finasteride is in a different class of drug (which affects testosterone metabolism) and can be taken together with either doxazosin or tamsulosin. ...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.

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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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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Can doxazosin cause dizziness and shortness of breath?

Can doxazosin cause dizziness and shortness of breath?

Yes: More common

dizziness or lightheadedness

less common

blurred vision
confusion
dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
fainting (sudden)
fast and pounding heartbeat
irregular heartbeat
shortness of breath
sweating
swelling of feet or lower legs. ...Read more

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Can doxazosin cause hair loss?

Can doxazosin cause hair loss?

Anything is possible: But it would be very uncommon with that drug. Look for a different explanation. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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My doctor made me stop proscar (finasteride) and start doxazosin. I heard you should use proscar (finasteride) with doxazosin is this fact?

My doctor made me stop proscar (finasteride) and start doxazosin. I heard you should use proscar (finasteride) with doxazosin is this fact?

See below: Not "should", but definately "can". There is good data that suggest using an Alpha blocker medicine (such as doxazosin) and a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor (such as finasteride) together to treat enlarged prostate works better than either drug used alone. This is especially true in men with larger prostates (>40 grams). ...Read more

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Is there difference between Doxazosin & Prazosin? Doxa is 1x/day, I'd like to switch to Doxa but want same effect for PTSD, Vasodilation, anxiety, etc

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Is there difference between Doxazosin & Prazosin? Doxa is 1x/day, I'd like to switch to Doxa but want same effect for PTSD, Vasodilation, anxiety, etc

Here are some. ..: From reviewing numerous records of PTSD patients over the years, I have noticed Prazosin has been used to help effectively control PTSD-related symptoms. So, if there is not particular reason, stick with Prozosin, although both are in the same group as alpha-blockers for dilating smooth muscles of vessels, bladder neck, prostate urethra, vasa deferens, distal ureters... Talk with Doc for detail. ...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


Doxazosin Allergy (Definition)

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 ...Read more