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    Information about Doxazosin

    Doxazosin uses

    Doxazosin is used in the treatment of high blood pressure and benign prostatic hyperplasia.

    How doxazosin works

    Doxazosin is an alpha-blocker. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels. It works by relaxing muscle around the bladder exit and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate.

    Common side effects of doxazosin

    Dizziness, Headache, Drowsiness, Low energy, Weakness, Palpitations, Nausea

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    Expert advice for Doxazosin

    • Dizziness or fainting may occur, especially when rising from a lying or sitting position. Getting up slowly may help improve the problem.
    • These effects may get aggravated by consuming alcohol during exercise, in hot weather, or when standing for long durations.
    • May affect your eye muscles; this should be harmless unless you are scheduled for a cataract surgery.

    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 Doxazosin with Tamsulosin?

    No, Doxazosin 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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 November, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)