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|Generic Name||Doxazosin Mesylate|
About the drug:
Doxazosin Mesylate (Doxacard-1mg) is a selective antagonist of alpha adrenergic receptor. Doxacard can be used alone or in combination with others in the treatment of hypertension.
Uses of the drug:
It is given in the treatment of Hypertension and also reduces the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Hypertension is a condition in which there are persistent high levels of blood pressure. It can cause serious health hazards and increases the chances of getting serious cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke. In this, the systolic pressure is above 120 mg and Diastolic pressure is below 80 mg. The blood vessels of the heart have to apply tremendous pressure to the movement of the blood and its circulation in the body.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH (in males only) is non-cancerous or benign swelling or enlargement of the prostate gland. This all leads to retention of urine in the bladder and a person may feel to urinate again and again. The associated symptoms are as follows:
• Difficulty in urinating
• Incomplete emptying of bladder
• Reduced functions of kidneys
• Difficulty in starting urination
Working of the drug:
It is an alpha adrenergic antagonist that gets bind to the alpha receptors and reverses their action. This all leads to relaxation of blood vessels and aids smooth blood flow and lower the high blood pressure. It also relaxes bladder neck muscles and fibers in the prostate itself and facilitates smooth urine out flow.
Doxacard is manufactured by Cipla, an Indian pharmaceutical giant. It is available on our websites in various pack sizes.
Dosage forms and strengths:
Doxacard tablets are available in the following strengths:
Doxacard 2 mg
Doxacard 4 mg
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Before you take the drug:
• Do not take the drug if you:
- Are hypersensitive to Quinazolines like Doxazosin and Terazosin
- Are pregnant or trying to conceive
• Tell your doctor if you:
- Have history of orthostatic hypotension
- Have renal insufficiency
- Are having overflow bladder or Anuria
How much to take the drug?
In case of hypertension, Doxacard is taken one tablet each day and routine dose starts from 1 mg and it can be increased to 2 mg. Dosage can be further increased up to 16 mg when needed depending upon the response. In case of Benign Prostatic hyperplasia the usual routine dose starts from 1 mg once daily and depending upon the severity of condition, it can be increased up to 4 mg. Doctor is the one who is going to find best therapeutic dose for you.
How to take the drug: Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Follow all the instructions mentioned on the prescription label. The general prescription of Doxacard is one tablet once in a day. Doxacard can be taken with or without the food.
For how long to take it?
Take the drug as long as your Physician asks you. The drug does not treat the problem; it just helps to give some symptomatic relief. Consult your physician as dose can be adjusted time to time depending upon your response. Before abruptly stopping the dose talk to your doctor first.
You may need urgent medical attention in case you accidently took an overdose of the medicines. You may feel some symptoms like:
• Weakness, etc.
If you miss the dose, take the dose as soon as you remember. Don’t double up the dose to meet the forgotten one. Always try to take the dose on the same time each day so as to avoid missing the dose.
Side effects of the drug:
Every medicine has some side effects, same goes for Doxacard as well. It is not necessary that everyone will experience all of them. Some common side effects are as follows:
• Stomach disturbances
• Pain in chest
• Respiratory tract infection
• Urinary tract infection
• Pruritis, etc.
Common drug interactions:
The following drugs should be avoided in case doctor prescribes you Doxacard, in order to avoid the possible drug interactions:
• Men’s sexual health drugs like Sildenafil, Tadalafil and Vardenafil
• Other antihypertensive drugs
• Diuretics, etc.
Things to remember:
• It impairs the thinking or reaction, so the patient is advised to be cautious while driving
• Avoid the intake of alcohol, as it may increase the side effects of the drug
• Store the medicine in a cool, dry place and away from direct heat and light
• Do not share your medicine with anyone else, even if they show similar symptoms
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