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Doxacard 4Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Doxazosin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Doxacard 4Mg Tablet is an alpha blocker. It relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can pass more easily through them. It also relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, making it easier to urinate. This medicine is used in the treatment of hypertension or high blood pressure. Lowering high blood pressure helps prevent strokes, heart attacks, and kidney problems. It is also used by men with benign prostatic hyperplasia meaning enlarged prostate, to make urination easier. The form of this medicine used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia should not be used to treat high blood pressure. The antihypertensive effect of Doxacard 4Mg Tablet results from a decrease in systemic vascular resistance. The parent compound in Doxacard 4Mg Tablet is primarily responsible for the antihypertensive activity.

Some of the side effects that may occur are dizziness, drowsiness, light-headedness, unusual tiredness or weight gain. Some other side effects include fatigue, swelling of the feet, irregular heartbeat or pounding, symptomatic orthostatic effects, hypotension, profuse sweating, vertigo, hypertension, malaise, syncope and oedema. If any of these effects persist or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Painful or prolonged erection of the penis which is called priapism, although an extremely rare side effect must have immediate medical attention.

benign prostatic hyperplasia
In addition to its intended effect, Doxacard 4Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Fainting
Weakness
Blurred vision
Breathlessness
Headache
Edema.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Taking doxazosin with alcohol may lower your blood pressure. This can cause dizziness or feeling like you might pass out, especially when getting up from a sitting or lying position.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Doxacard 4mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Doxacard 4mg tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
It may cause dizziness. Exercise caution if you have to drive or operate a machinery.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no interaction between renal impairment and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect liver function?
Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Doxacard 4Mg Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Doxazosin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Medicine
FLUGEE 150MG TABLET
TAZZLE 10MG TABLET
VIAGRA 50MG TABLET
TAZZLE 20MG TABLET
What are you using Doxacard 4Mg Tablet for?
Hypertension
Other
How much was the improvement?
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
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Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Acupuncture Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
What is Enlarged Prostate
Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate
Causes of Enlarged Prostate
Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate
Complications of Enlarged Prostate
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate
Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate
Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic medicines for enlarged prostate helps to reduce prostate, painful micturation, repeated urination and bloody urine caused by prostate gland enlargement. Following are some homeopathic remedies which are very effective for enlarged prostate.

Chimaphilia
Sabal serrulata
Staphysagria
Thuja
Hepar sulphuris calcareum
Conium maculatum
Baryta 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Acupuncture treatments are very effective for Enlarged Prostate. The main aim of acupuncture treatment is to balance the disharmony, open the acupuncture channels, reduce inflammation, stop pain & bleeding, shrink prostate and smooth urination. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Conventional drug treatments include Finasteride and dutasteride that block a natural hormone that makes the prostate enlarge. Alpha-blockers can also help the symptoms of Enlarged Prostate, even in men with normal blood pressure. Some allopathic drugs are terazosin, doxazosin tamsulosin and alfuzosin. 

Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by Enlarged Prostate.  Following are the types of surgery that are used.

Transurethral surgery
Open surgery
Laser surgery

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate 

Avoid to eat spicy foods or drinking carbonated beverages
Reduce to eat Red meat
Eat foods containing more zinc such walnuts, pumpkin, seeds, safflower seeds and oysters. 
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Yoga is really helpful to the enlarged prostate. It also helps tone the deep pelvic muscles there by promoting circulation. 

What is Enlarged Prostate?

Enlarged Prostate is a natural condition where the prostate gland slowly grows, causing pressure on the urethra. It is also called as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate

A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
Difficulty starting urination
Dribbling’ after urinating
Frequent urination
Burning with urination
Urgency to urinate
A discharge from the penis
Getting up frequently at night to urinate
Straining to urinate
Continued dribbling of urine
Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

Causes of Enlarged Prostate

Genetics
Hormone imbalance
Cell-growth factor
Zinc deficiency
Obesity
Decreased testosterone level 

Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate

Age
Heredity
Marital status

Complications of Enlarged Prostate

Diabetes
Hypertension
Kidney failure
Bladder stones
Bladder cancer 

Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate

Physicians to diagnose an enlarged prostate include:

Digital rectal exam.
Urine and blood tests
Ultrasound
Urine flow exam
Cystoscopy 

Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate 

Urinate when you first get the urge
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially after dinner.
Don’t drink a lot of liquid all at once
Keep warm and exercise regularly
Do not take cold and sinus medications
Reduce stress

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