Cardura (generic name: Doxazosin; brand names: Carduran / Cascor / Doxadura / Doxacard) is an alpha blocker used for treating high blood pressure and treating signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
In high blood pressure Cardura works by relaxing muscles in the blood vessels. This allows blood and oxygen to circulate more easily around the body, lowering blood pressure and reducing the strain on the heart.
In BPH, Cardura works by relaxing muscles around the urethra (the tube that drains urine from the bladder), which improves urinary symptoms. Cardura relieves symptoms such as a weak stream, dribbling, incomplete emptying of the bladder, frequent urination, and burning during urination.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Cardura exactly as directed.
Cardura tablet is usually taken with or without food once a day in the morning or in the evening.
It may take a few weeks before you feel the full benefit of Cardura. Do not stop taking Cardura without talking to your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Cardura, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Store Cardura at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
Before taking Cardura, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you have liver or heart disease;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: doxazosin mesylate.