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Cardura, or the generic alternative called Doxazosin, is an antihypertensive drug prescribed to treat high blood pressure. There are countless individuals that are blissfully unaware of the health risks they could be facing as their blood pressure goes undiagnosed and untreated. Regular doctor exams are your best way to find out if you should be taking Cardura to avoid possible heart disease, kidney damage, stroke, or a heart attack. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
The best thing you can do for better health and reduce your risks of hypertension is to change your lifestyle habits and eat healthier, be more active, exercise, quit smoking, limit your alcohol, and see your doctor regularly.
When taken as directed, Cardura works as an alpha blocker to block the signals to the alpha receptors so the vessels remain relaxed with a normal blood flow. There are alpha receptors lining your blood vessels which signal muscle contractions when certain body chemicals are released which increases the force of the blood flow and drives your pressure up. This pressure can cause damage to your blood vessels, kidneys, and other tissues and organs unless your blood pressure is brought under control.
The way in which Cardura and Doxazosin generic work to relax blood vessels can also help individuals with poor circulation and men diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia. BPH basically is an enlarged prostate gland.
This is a natural process that occurs as men age that can cause this gland to press against their urethra and constrict the flow of urine. The extra pressure exerted to urinate then causes the muscle of your bladder wall to thicken and become irritable. Frequent trips to the bathroom at all hours, weak urine stream, and the feeling that you still have to go are all symptoms of BPH for which Cardura or the generic Doxazosin can provide relief.
Tell your physician if you are pregnant or breast-feeding as it is unknown if there could be any harmful effects to the baby. Inform your doctor of other medical conditions and allergies you have and list all OTC and Rx medications, herbal remedies, and any vitamin or diet supplements you currently take or use. This can help your doctor to determine if Cardura is safe for you to take.
Until you know how Doxazosin will affect your ability to drive or operate machinery, you should use caution. You may consider limiting your alcohol consumption as Cardura may intensify some side effects. Do not stop, start, or alter the dosage of any drugs you are taking without talking to your doctor as this can affect how Cardura will work for you.