Doxazosin Tab 4mg
Doxazosin 4mg (Doxazosin mesylate)
Doxazosin 4mg tablet comprises of an active pharmaceutical ingredient Doxazosin mesylate, which is a selective antagonist of alpha adrenergic receptor. It is clinically proven for the treatment of hypertension and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. As an alpha blocker, Doxazosin mesylate acts by calming bladder muscles in men, which helps to improve urinary symptoms. In hypertensive patients, the medicine acts by relaxing blood vessels which is helpful in lowering blood pressure.
What is Doxazosin used for?
Doxazosin is supplied in the form of tablets. These tablets are made for patients with high blood pressure and BPH. Your doctor may also prescribe these 4 mg tablets for another purposes not mentioned in the document.
How does Doxazosin work?
The medicine directly acts on smooth muscles surrounding blood vessels and in the prostate and bladder. Its regular intake dilates arteries and veins, which helps control blood pressure levels. In BPH patients, the medicine enhance the urinary flow by reducing BPH symptoms.
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What does Doxazosin contain?
Doxazosin contains Doxazosin mesylate as an active therapeutic component, which falls into the category of drugs known as antihypertensive.
What are the side effects of Doxazosin?
Common side efefcts are as follows:
- First dose orthostatic hypotension
- Chest pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Decreased libido
- Priapism, sexual dysfunction
- Blurred vision
- Abnormal vision
- Intraoperative floppy syndrome
- Blurred vision, conjunctivitis
- Dermatological issues urticaria
What medications interact with Doxazosin?
Common drug interactions are give below:
When should Doxazosin not be used?
Do not use it if you are allergic to antihypertensive agents.
Precautions should be taken while using Doxazosin 4 mg tablets.
- Gastrointestinal narrowing
- Liver disorders
- Geriatric patients
How should Doxazosin be used?
To treat Hypertension, 1 mg daily is the recommended dose for one to two weeks. Additionally, your doctor may increase your daily dose to 2 mg for two more weeks. If tolerated, your doctor may further increase your dose to 4, 8, and 16 mg. The normal dosage range is 2-4 mg.
To treat BPH- 1 mg daily is the suggested dose. Your doctor may may increase to 2 mg and after 4 mg, 8 mg as a single dose daily. 8 mg is the maximum suggested dose. The normal dosage range is 2-4 mg once a day.
How long should you take Doxazosin
Continue taking Doxazosin 4 mg tablets for as long as your doctor prescribes it. Continued use is recommended for maximum benefit.
Missed dose of Doxazosin
Note that do not double the dose to compensate the forgotten one. In case you missed a dose, take it when you remember and go back to your usual dosing schedule. If the time to take the next dose is near, leave the missed dose and take the next dose.
How should Doxazosin be stored?
- Keep it where children cannot reach
- Store it at room temperature
- Do not leave it on a windowsill or in the car. Heat and dampness can destroy some drugs
- Avoid placing them in moist places