Doxazosin Tablets

Doxazosin is an alpha-adrenergic blocker. Doxazosin relaxes your veins and arteries so that blood can pass more easily. This also relaxes the muscles of the prostate and the neck of the bladder, making it easier to urinate. Doxazosin is used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure), or to help men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (an enlarged prostate). The long-acting form of doxazosin (Cardura XL) is for use only in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and should not be used to treat hypertension.

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- 1mg 28 Tablets 13.00
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- 2mg 56 Tablets 16.00
- 2mg 28 Tablets 13.00
- 4mg 84 Tablets 19.00
- 4mg 56 Tablets 16.00
- 4mg 28 Tablets 13.00

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About Doxazosin Tablets

Doxazosin belongs to a group of medicines called alpha-blockers. Doxazosin is used to treat high blood pressure and symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic enlargement). Doxazosin is available in a variety of strengths.

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What is Doxazosin?

Doxazosin is a drug indicated for the treatment of high blood pressure (hypertension) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Doxazosin can be used in patients with BPH, whether they are hypertensive or normotensive. While changes in blood pressure in normotensive patients with BPH are clinically insignificant, patients who meet both conditions, HBP and BPH, can be effectively treated.

How does it work?

Doxazosin exerts its vasodilatory effect, by means of the selective and competitive blocking of postsynaptic alpha-1 adrenoceptors. Doxazosin administration causes a clinically significant reduction in blood pressure as a result of a decrease in systemic vascular resistance. This effect is thought to be the result of selective blocking of alpha-1 adrenoceptors located in the vasculature.

With a daily dose, a clinically significant decrease in blood pressure is present throughout the day for up to 24 hours after the last dose. The reduction in blood pressure appears gradually, reaching a maximum reduction of 2-6 hours after administration. In patients with hypertension, blood pressure during treatment with doxazosin was similar, both supine and sitting, unlike treatment with non-selective blocking agents of alpha adrenoceptors.

What are the benefits of taking it?

Doxazosin uses include being indicated in the treatment of hypertension and can be used as initial therapy to control blood pressure in most patients. In patients who are not adequately controlled with a single antihypertensive drug, doxazosin can be used alone or in combination with a thiazide diuretic, a beta-blocker, a calcium antagonist, or an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor

How do I use it and its dosage?

Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This treatment has been indicated by your doctor specifically for you and your process. The dose will be established by the doctor depending on the needs of each patient. Depending on the individual response, the doctor may modify the doxazosin dosage. Faithfully follow your doctor's instructions regarding dosage and how to use it. Doxazosin can be administered both in the morning and at night.

Arterial hypertension

Doxazosin is administered orally. The usual dose is 2-4 mg once a day. It is recommended to start treatment with the administration of 1 mg once a day, for 1 or 2 weeks. Depending on the response of each patient, the dose can be increased to 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg or 16 mg daily as a maximum dose, at intervals of 1 or 2 weeks between them, until the desired reduction in the patient's blood pressure is achieved.

Doxazosin can be taken with other medications that your doctor has prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Doxazosin is administered orally. The usual dose is 2-4 mg once a day. It is recommended to start treatment with the administration of 1 mg once a day. Depending on the response of each patient, the dose can be increased to 2 mg, 4 mg or 8 mg daily as the maximum dose

Side effects & precautions

Like all medicines, these blood pressure tablets can have side effects, although not everyone gets them.

The doxazosin side effects are mainly due to the pharmacological properties of the preparation. Most side effects are transient or will be tolerated throughout continued treatment.

Common (<1%): tiredness/nausea, fatigue, headache, chest pain, drowsiness, vertigo, postural vertigo, dizziness, edema, palpitations, muscle cramps, constipation, dyspepsia, respiratory distress, nasal congestion, delayed ejaculation, apathy, frequent need to urinate, increased urination, problems with accommodation.

Uncommon: general/facial edema, syncope, facial flushing, fever/chills, paleness, postural hypotension, arrhythmia, peripheral ischemia, angina pectoris, tachycardia, myocardial infarction, tremors, muscle weakness, anorexia, increased appetite, alopecia, epistaxis, bronchospasm, cough, pharyngitis, thirst, hypokalemia, gout, muscle aches, swelling/joint pain, muscle weakness, nightmares, memory loss, emotional instability, incontinence, urinary disorders, dysuria, abnormal eye flow, photophobia, tinnitus, disorders of the sense of taste.

Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000: cerebrovascular disorders, depression, agitation, paresthesia, laryngeal edema, rash, itching, purpura, stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting, jaundice, increased liver enzymes, hypoglycemia, blurred vision, impotence, priapism, dysgeusia, drop in body temperature in elderly patients.

Very rare: persistent and painful erection of the penis. Consult a doctor urgently.

Single cases: Increased BUN and creatinine, decreased erythrocytes, leukocytes, and thrombocytes, postural hypotension, and, in rare cases, syncope at the start of treatment, especially at too high doses, but may also occur if therapy is resumed after discontinuation during a short space of time.

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