Cardura (doxazosin) is AN alpha-adrenergic (AL-fa ad-ren-ER-jik) blockers. Doxazosin relaxes your veins and arteriesso blood will additional simply suffer them. It additionally relaxes the muscles within the prostate and bladder neck,creating it easier to urinate.

Cardura is employed to treat cardiovascular disease (high blood pressure), or to boost voiding in men with benignprostate dysplasia (enlarged prostate).

Cardura may additionally be used for functions unlisted during this medication guide.

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  • Cardura, Cardura XL, Doxadura, Cascor, Carduran
  • Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Cardura: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

    Call your doctor at once if you have:

    a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
    severe ongoing stomach pain or bloating;
    new or worsening chest pain;
    trouble breathing; or
    a penis erection that is painful or lasts 4 hours or longer.
    Common Cardura side effects may include:

    low blood pressure, dizziness;
    drowsiness;
    headache; or
    feeling tired.
  • Usual Adult Dose for Hypertension: Initial dose: 1 mg orally once a day. Maintenance dose: 1 to 16 mg orally once a day. Usual Adult Dose for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Initial dose: Immediate-release: 1 mg orally once a day. Extended-release: 4 mg orally once a day with breakfast Maintenance dose: Immediate-release: 1 to 8 mg orally once a day. Extended-release: 4 to 8 mg orally once a day with breakfast. Depending on the patient's symptomatic response and tolerability, the dose may be increased to 8 mg (the maximum recommended dose). The recommended titration interval is 3 to 4 weeks. If switching from immediate-release to extended-release tablets, therapy should be initiated with the lowest dose (4 mg once daily). Prior to starting therapy with Cardura extended-release tablets, the final evening dose of immediate-release tablets should not be taken. If Cardura extended-release tablets are discontinued for several days, therapy should be restarted using the 4 mg once daily dose.