What is Doxacard?
Doxacard can help relax the muscles in the prostate to treat difficult or painful urination as well as urinary frequency and urgency. It can also help relax the arteries and veins to allow for smoother blood flow in the body. The active ingredient doxazosin is considered an alpha blocker type of medication. The tablets can be used alone or with other medication to treat an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and hypertension. Some people may also use the medication to help the body pass kidney stones.
How is Doxacard used?
Doxacard can be taken with or without food but should be taken with a full glass of water. The tablets are usually taken once per day or as directed by a doctor. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the patientís condition and their response to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as hypertension generally does not have any visible symptoms. The medication can be used to control the symptoms of hypertension and benign prostatic hyperplasia but cannot be used as a cure for the conditions.
Doxacard may cause unwanted side effects such as:
- Weight gain
- Runny nose
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Vision problems
- Trouble breathing
- Chest pain
The medication may cause dizziness or fainting when you first start taking it, contact a doctor should you feel severe dizziness or feeling like you might pass out.
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Doxacard is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.