Cardura is mainly made up of the component doxazosin mesylate. It works as an alpha-adrenergic blocker. Cardura may be taken as 1mg, 2mg, or 4mg doses.
How It Works
Alpha receptors can be located on different muscle walls in the body. Most importantly, there are present on the walls of blood vessels. The purpose of Cardura is to block these receptors. Due to this occurrence, the walls of the blood vessels relax, causing them to expand. This allows for the blood to flow through with less resistance. The heart is then not required to pump or work as hard to ensure adequate blood flow. These alpha receptors can also be found in the muscles of prostate glands.
Cardura can help to relieve elevated blood pressure in individuals. It can also be utilized to overcome benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Cardura can only be taken with a prescription from a general practitioner or medical specialist. If Cardura is prescribed to you, your doctor will give you very specific instructions about consuming it. It is vital that you follow these directions implicitly. This will help to avoid many different unnecessary complications. Regardless of whether or not you observe any improvements to your condition, you should not change the amount of Cardura that you are taking.
Typically, Cardura is taken in 1mg amounts in the beginning. Depending on the diagnosis, this can be increased up to 16mg a day. Cardura is just taken once during the day.
If at any point Cardura is discontinued and then treatment is restarted, you will need to start with the initial dosing instructions once more.
Whenever the dosage of Cardura is increased, it is important to pay close attention to your blood pressure. This should be done for at least six hours after you have taken Cardura.
The effects of Cardura are largely positive. Nonetheless, there remains the possibility that certain negative reactions may arise during treatment. These may be:
Tiredness or fatigue
A decrease in strength
Loss in blood pressure due to standing up
Loss of consciousness due to sudden drop in blood pressure
Changes to heart rate
If any of these issues should arise, do not hesitate to get in touch with the necessary medical services.
If you have had negative reactions to any of these medications, you should not take Cadura:
Prior to taking Cardura, you should tell a general practitioner about:
Any obstructions in your digestive tract
An inability to have bowel movements
Decreased blood pressure
Future cataract or eye surgery
Particularly in the beginning of Cardura treatment, you may notice that you are feeling lightheaded or dizzy. If so, you should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or carry out other activities that may require focus and attention.
If you have missed several doses of Cardura, inform a specialist before consuming Cardura again. Your dose may need to be readjusted.
There is no scientific evidence regarding whether Cardura could prove to be dangerous to either fetuses or nursing infants. To avoid any issues, however, you should always consult your general practitioner first.