Cardura belongs to a group of drugs called alpha-adrenergic blockers. Means for lowering blood pressure is also applied in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Appointment of doxazosin in patients with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) leads to a significant improvement in urodynamic and reduce the appearance of disease symptoms. Before taking doxazosin, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other alpha blockers such as prazosin and terazosin; or if you have any other allergies. This action of the drug associated with selective α- adrenoceptor blockade, and located in the stoma of the prostate and bladder neck.
The active substance is doxazosin Cardura. Last causes dilation of blood vessels due to competitive election (selective) blockade of alpha-1 adrenergic receptors located after the synapses. Admission Cardura in patients with hypertension causes clinically significant reduction in blood pressure because of reduction in the total precordial resistance. Admission Cardura once a day causes a hypotensive effect, which lasts for 24 hours. Blood pressure decreases gradually, in 2-6 hours maximum effect of the drug is observed.
Some things can cause your blood pressure to get too low. Viagra (sildenafil), taken within hours of the drug Cardura (doxazosin), results in an undesirable hypotensive effect in some patients, according to recent data released by Pfizer. This finding has resulted in addition of a new precaution to the package insert of Viagra 100mg. Benign prostatic hyperplasia depending on the individual and the presence of urodynamic symptoms the dose can be increased to 2 mg and later 4 mg and up to a maximum recommended dose of 8 mg. Tell your doctor if you have a prolonged illness that causes diarrhea or vomiting.