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doxazosin

This medication is used in urinary outflow obstruction and symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostrate enlargement). Hypertension (high blood pressure).

Contradications

History of postural hypotension (low blood pressure), and micturition syncope (fainting after urination, chronic UTI or bladder stones, severe liver impairment. Severe oesophagel or GI obstruction. 

Side effects

postural effects, dizziness, vertigo (fainting), asthaenia (physical weakness), odedema (fluid retention in body), nausea, rhinitis (swelling of mucosal membrane of nose), somnolence (sleepiness), palpitation, tachycardia (high heart rate ), anxiety, insomnia (inability to sleep), nervousness, parasthesia (abnormal sensation of skin), hypotension (low blood pressure), cough, dyspnoea (diffculty in breathing), GI upset, anorexia (loss of appetite for food), dry mouth, pruritis (unpleasant sensation of skin), back pain, UTI, flu like symptoms. 

Expert Advice

Indications: 
This medication is used in urinary outflow obstruction and symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostrate enlargement). Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Pregnancy: 
No definite data regarding pregnancy is available, therefore; be cautious. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.

Lactation:
This medication is contraindicated in lactating females.


Contraindications: 
History of postural hypotension (low blood pressure), and micturition syncope (fainting after urination, chronic UTI or bladder stones, severe liver impairment. Severe oesophagel or GI obstruction. 

Precautions: 
Hypertension (high blood pressure, monitor BP regurarly, pulmonary edema (excess fluid in the lungs), high output cardiac failure (heart failure), right sided heart failure due to pulmonary embolism (blockage in pulmonary arteries), left ventricular heart failure, liver impairment, cataract surgery (surgery of eye lens), risk of priapism (prolonged erection) seek immediate medical assistance.

Side effects:
postural effects, dizziness, vertigo (fainting), asthaenia (physical weakness), odedema (fluid retention in body), nausea, rhinitis (swelling of mucosal membrane of nose), somnolence (sleepiness), palpitation, tachycardia (high heart rate ), anxiety, insomnia (inability to sleep), nervousness, parasthesia (abnormal sensation of skin), hypotension (low blood pressure), cough, dyspnoea (diffculty in breathing), GI upset, anorexia (loss of appetite for food), dry mouth, pruritis (unpleasant sensation of skin), back pain, UTI, flu like symptoms. 

FAQs

What are the uses of this medicine?

This medicine is used to treat high blood pressure and symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia).

Is this medicine a blood thinner?

No, this medicine is not a blood thinner.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, try taking it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Kindly do not double your dose to “catch up”.

Can I stop taking this medicine as soon as I feel better?

It is best to continue using this medicine for the time prescribed. Kindly consult your physician before you stop taking this drug.

Will this medicine cause coughing?

Q: Will this medicine cause coughing? It is a possible side-effect; please contact your doctor if you experience this.

Will this medicine make me dizzy?

It is a possible side effect. Try to avoid abrupt changes in position. Also refrain from activities such as driving until you are confident in your abilities.

How to use this mediicne?

This medicine is mostly taken through the mouth. Use it as prescribed by your doctor. The dose is dependent on the age, condition and its severity. This medicine is not recommended for children.

What are the side effects of using this medicine?

You may experience: • Dizziness • Weakness • Weight loss • Anxiety

What are the precautions for using this medicine?

Following are the precautions: 1. Doxazosin • Patients with heart problems must be cautious • Patients with liver problems must be cautious • Patients with blood pressure disorders must be cautious • Get up slowly from sitting position to prevent spinning of the head

Medicines containing doxazosin

Cardura 4mg

By Pfizer

Pack size: 2x10's

Rs.545.87