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||BRAND NAME : Cardura
CHEMICAL CONTENTS : Doxazosin Mesylate
Cardura is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition in which the prostate gland grows larger, pressing on the urethra and threatening to block the flow of urine from the bladder. The drug relieves symptoms such as a weak stream, dribbling, incomplete emptying of the bladder, frequent urination, and burning during urination.
Cardura is also used in the treatment of blood hypertension. It is effective when used alone or in combination with other blood pressure medications, such as diuretics, beta-blocking medications, calcium channel blockers or ACE inhibitors.
Doctors also prescribe Cardura, along with other drugs such as digitalis and diuretics, for treatment of congestive heart failure.
Adults :The usual starting dose is 1 mg taken once a day. To minimize the potential for dizziness or fainting associated with Cardura, which may occur between 2 and 6 hours after a dose, your doctor will monitor your blood pressure during this period and afterwards.After the effects of the starting dose are measured, your doctor may increase the daily dose to 2 mg and then, if necessary, to 4 mg, 8 mg, or, in people with blood hypertension only, up to 16 mg. As the dose increases, the potential for side effects such as dizziness, vertigo, light-headedness, and fainting also increases.
Cardura Contraindications :
Cardura should not be taken if you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to Cardura or such drugs as Minipress or Hytrin . Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you may have experienced.
Cardura Side Effects:
More common side effects of Cardura may include : Dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, headache
Although no specific information is available, low blood pressure is the most likely symptom of an overdose of Cardura.
If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
Cardura Missed dose:
Take Cardurat as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
Store Cardura at room temperature.
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