Doxacard 4mg Tablet

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Composition for Doxacard 4mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Doxacard Tablet

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Uses of Doxacard Tablet

Doxacard 4mg Tablet is used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and hypertension.
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Side effects of Doxacard Tablet

Common

Dizziness, Fainting, Sleepiness, Weakness, Nausea, Vomiting, Dry mouth, Blurred vision, Nasal congestion, Breathlessness, Constipation, Headache, Edema.

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How to use Doxacard Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Doxacard 4mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Doxacard Tablet works

Doxacard 4mg tablet works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate gland so urine is passed more easily. Doxacard 4mg tablet also lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.

In Depth Information on Doxacard Tablet

Expert advice for Doxacard Tablet

  • You may experience syncope (temporary loss of consciousness caused by a fall in blood pressure) especially in the upright position, along with other postural symptoms such as dizziness after the first dose. Do not panic, you should sit or lie down until you feel better.
  • Inform your doctor that you are on doxazosin therapy, if you are to undergo an eye surgery for cataract so as to avoid the complications during cataract surgery.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as doxazosin may make you drowsy or dizzy.
  • Take screening test for the presence of prostate cancer prior to treatment and at regular intervals afterwards.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Doxacard 4mg Tablet
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Alcohol
CAUTION
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.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
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.
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Lactation
Doxacard 4mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation
. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Doxacard 4mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired,
or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
SAFE
Doxacard 4mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney d
isease. No dose adjustment of Doxacard 4mg Tablet is recommended.
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Liver
UNSAFE
Doxacard 4mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with liver disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Should be used cautiously in patients with an underlying liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Onitraz 100mg Capsule, Flugee 150mg Tablet, Canditz 100mg Capsule, Fixtral 100mg Capsule

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Doxazosin, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Doxacard 4mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Doxazosin

Q. Is doxazosin a beta blocker or an alpha blocker?
Doxazosin belongs to class of medications called alpha-receptor blockers or alpha-blockers
Q. Is doxazosin or doxazosin mesylate safe?
Doxazosinare or doxazosin mesylate are safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is doxazosin a statin or a blood thinner (thin the blood)?
Doxazosin is neither a statin nor a blood thinner
Q. Is doxazosin a diuretic?
No, doxazosin is not a diuretic, it antagonizes the alpha receptors causing relaxation of the smooth muscle tone in the prostate and bladder neck, hence the urine is passed easily in patients with enlarged prostrate
Q. Is doxazosin a narcotic?
No, doxazosin is not a narcoti
Q. Does doxazosin lower heart rate?
No, doxazosin is not known to reduce heart rate. Increase in heart rate or irregular heart rate is a common adverse event reported for doxazosin
Q. Does doxazosin cause hair loss or weight gain?
Hair loss and weight gain are uncommon side effects of doxazosin therapy
Q. Does doxazosin cause erectile dysfunction?
No, doxazosin is not known to cause erectile dysfunctio
Q. Does doxazosin cause retrograde ejaculation?
Doxazosin may rarely cause retrograde ejaculation
Q. Does doxazosin cause coughing?
Yes, coughing is a common side effect of doxazosin
Q. Does doxazosin make you tired?
Yes, doxazosin may make you feel tired and sleepy
Q. Can I take doxazosin with Viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis (tadalafil)?
Please follow your doctor's advice before taking these medications with doxazosin. As combining Viagra (sildenafil) or Cialis (tadalafil) with doxazosin can lower your blood pressure and increase the risk of dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, flushing, headache, and nasal congestion
Q. Can I take saw palmetto with doxazosin?
There are no known interactions between saw palmetto and doxazosin.
Q. Q. Can I take Doxacard with Tamsulosin?
No, Doxacard should not be taken along with Tamsulosin. Both the medicines decrease blood pressure and taking them together can cause a severe fall in blood pressure.
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