What is Doxacard (Doxazosin) used for?
Doxacard (Doxazosin) is an oral alpha-adrenergic blocker prescribed to treat hypertension or to improve urination in men with an enlarged prostate. The medication relaxes the veins and blood vessels to increase circulation and make it easier for the heart to pump the blood throughout the body. This effect also relaxes the muscles around the urinary tract to make urination easier. Your doctor may prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Doxacard (Doxazosin)?
Follow the directions of your doctor while using Doxacard (Doxazosin) to ensure the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is usually administered each day, but your individual directions will be based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a large glass of water and may be taken with or without food, but a snack or meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Avoid changing the form of the tablets before use by splitting or crushing them as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Doxacard (Doxazosin)?
Side effects that may occur while using Doxacard (Doxazosin) include:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are faintness, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, unusual swelling of the hands or feet, or a painful erection lasting more than four hours. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Doxacard (Doxazosin) should not be used to treat patients who are breastfeeding, pregnant, lactose intolerant, children, or who have allergies to similar medications, an enlarged prostate, a history of postural hypotension, or who cannot completely empty the bladder. Also disclose if you have pulmonary oedema, heart failure, or reduced liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected complications during treatment requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Doxacard (Doxazosin) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Doxacard (Doxazosin) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.