Information about Doxazosin
Doxazosin is used in the treatment of Hypertension (high blood pressure).
How Doxazosin works
Doxazosin is an alpha-blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It also relaxes the muscles around the bladder exit and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.
Common side effects of Doxazosin
Dizziness, Breathlessness, Edema (swelling), Fatigue, Sleepiness, Inflammation of the nose, Polyuria, Xerostomia
Expert advice for Doxazosin
- It may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure, especially when you first start taking this medicine. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Do not consume alcohol while taking Doxazosin as it may enhance the blood pressure lowering effect of this medicine causing increased dizziness.
- Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- Inform your doctor that you are taking Doxazosin if you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.