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What is Cardura?
Cardura (doxazosin) is in the group of drugs used as blockers of alpha-adrenergic receptors. The active component Doxazosin was approved in the United States more than 25 years ago. Nowadays, it is widely used in treatment of hypertension, either on its own or along with other drugs for high blood pressure. Cardura works as a relaxing agent for veins, bladder and muscles, thus being an effective drug in treatment of hypertension and enlarged prostate.
What are the indications for using Cardura?
Cardura is used in treatment of the following disorders:
- Hypertension – a condition of having high blood pressure. Depending on the genetics and life style, hypertension can be experienced by younger people, but it is especially common among elderly people. Long periods of high blood pressure can be the reason of cardiovascular diseases and strokes due to the strain put on the heart and arteries.
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia – this condition is characterized by having an enlarged prostate, which can lead to pain and difficulties urinating. In this case Cardura is used to relax the muscles of bladder and prostate, thus relieving the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
What is the dosage of Cardura?
You can obtain Cardura tablets in doses of 1, 2, 4 or 8 mg. Do not chew the tablets; they have to be swallowed whole independently of food, usually in the morning. In most cases, the treatment period is one to two weeks. The dosage is determined by your doctor depending on your current condition and medical history (especially if you experienced a heart attack, liver disease or any eye problems).
What are the contraindications for using Cardura?
The influence of Cardura on the unborn baby and breast milk is not certain, so you should always inform your medical consultant if you’re pregnant or breast-feeding. You should also inform your doctor if you plan on undergoing a cataract surgery, because the drug can affect your pupils.
What are the adverse effects of Cardura?
Adverse effects of taking Cardura, besides allergic reactions, may include headaches, dizziness and tiredness. If you notice more severe side effects, such as fainting, pounding heartbeats, swelling of limbs or chest pain, you should seek medical help immediately.