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Doxazosin 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 Doxazosin results from a decrease in systemic vascular resistance. The parent compound in Doxazosin 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.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Sexologist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Doxazosin 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.



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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.

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.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Doxazosin as ingredient
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Doxazosin is a selective alpha blocker, used for the treatment of high blood pressure. The drug agonizes the effect of norepinephrine and phenylephrine, which is believed to be the cause for the beneficial effects against hypertension.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

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I am under Medication for prostate. One tablet geripod d at night. Since then I can not ejaculate.

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I am under Medication for prostate. One tablet geripod d at night. Since then I can not ejaculate.
Hello- Some drugs used to treat BPH (prostate enlargement) can cause difficulty in maintaining an erection. Men who take alpha-blockers such as doxazosin (Cardura) and terazosin (Hytrin) may experience decreased ejaculation. This is because alpha-...

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About Doxazosin
When is Doxazosin prescribed?
What are the side effects of Doxazosin ?
Key highlights of Doxazosin
What are the dosage instructions?
Medicines containing Doxazosin
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Doxazosin ?