Cardura XL is a prescription medication that is used to treat high blood pressure and to improve urination in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Cardura XL contains the alpha-adrenergic blocker doxazosin. Doxazosin works by relaxing your blood vessels, prostate muscles and bladder neck muscles.
Make sure to always read the patient information and instructions before using this medication. Always follow your doctor’s directions.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist:
You should also know:
Common side effects of Cardura XL include but are not limited to:
Get medical help if you have any of the following side effects of doxazosin mesylate:
What should I do if I miss a dose of Cardura XL?
If you miss a dose of Cardura XL, you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip your missed dose. If you miss several days in a row, contact your doctor.
What is the strength of Cardura XL?
Cardura XL and the generic alternative doxazosin are available in a strength of 4mg. Only brand name Cardura XL is available in a strength of 8mg.