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User Reviews for Doxazosin

Also known as: Cardura, Cardura XL, Carduran, Cascor, Doxadura

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 17 reviews 15 medications
   
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7.8
Summary of Doxazosin reviews 26 reviews 7.9

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Took Cardura for two years the developed ringing in my ears. As soon as I stop taking it it went away. Very good drug for BPH but not worth the ringing in the ears. Waiting for a med that does not have this side effect. MD said all have one side effect or another."

   
8.0

Salonion February 8, 2017

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For High Blood Pressure: "Started on 1mg dose after being prescribed 2mg. I have trust issues with any med, blood pressure ok . Been taking it a month. Eyes are red and swollen, sex drive is about half what it was, having trouble getting erection, I sleep better but not worth the other side effects. Weight gain also. No more for me! I'm not happy."

   
6.0

Sagebrush January 20, 2017

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Cardura XL (doxazosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I have been taking Cardura for 15 years along with a good OTC prostate formula med. My BPH has been under control. This year I developed ringing in my ears, it came on slowly but then all the time.. I went to several ENT doctors , and my own general guy and a few other MD's and the all said it was normal for some one my age, and the meds I was on deff could not be causing the ringing. I had test after test and the ALL said "get use to it" it happens to men my age(67). Will I am on a few meds so I tried to eliminate one by one just for a while to see if it made a difference. When I got to the Cardura it was like a switch. It went away after 5 days off the drug. I would say 90%. Now if I take one Cardura pill, it comes back immediately."

   
2.0

Edwyn (taken for 10 years or more) November 26, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I'm taking 2mg of Doxazosin and it increased my urine flow and decreased my trips to the bathroom. It also reduced my blood pressure from 150/60 to 130/60. I increased my dosage to 4mg in an attempt to reduce my blood pressure even more, but the side affects (fatigue, headaches, blurry vision) were too extreme, so I decreased my dosage back to 2mg. I experience no side affects at 2mg dosage. Overall, I think this is a fine drug for men with benign prostatic hyperplasia and mildly/moderately high blood pressure."

   
9.0

George987654321 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I started on 1 mg for a couple of days, then 2 mg for a couple of days. I was on 4 meg only 4 days and 8 meg for just two. At that point, I was so dizzy I could barely drive. I was actually getting motion sickness as a driver, and I drive probably 25,000 miles a year. I could actually feel my prostate shrink, but had some horrible side-effects. My semen dried up to nothing, and as far as ejaculating during sex--forget it. I took the drug only a total of two weeks, and I've been off it for 10 days, and still can't get an erection. Fortunately, the dizziness cleared up after about 3-4 days after stopping. I can't find any documentation at all to show how long the drug persists in the average person."

   
7.0

BadBoy2 October 13, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Prescribed 12mg daily for high BP. 5+yrs Recently hospital consultant said too much and stopped it immediately. Result, could not urinate. ... put back on 4mg evening, things beginning to ease but prostate still unsettled. Doxasosin great, advice iffy."

   
9.0

Vinnie 72 September 26, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "I had radio therapy for testicular cancer in 1977 - aged 30. A camera revealed scarring to my bladder neck in about 2005, and telangectasia (spelling may be wrong). Doxazosin initially prescribed for persistent high blood pressure reasons at 2 mg, but recently raised to 4 then 8 mg per day. Higher doses maybe cause a pounding heart for 1 to 3 hours after waking - not nice. Also a dry mouth and nasal congestion. But urine flow much better when taking the drug. I should also mention that I have various allergies."

   
5.0

omega2498 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 14, 2016

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Was prescribed this by my urologist to help with BPH after trying Flomax and hating the retrograde ejaculation. He told me it would also help with my blood pressure that was slowly getting higher. What a difference. Very few night time trips to the toilet. My B/P is perfect. And I also noticed a nice side effect that isn't listed- it helps with my erectile dysfunction. No priapisms, but I found that I could maintain an erection better than I had in years. I prefer to take mine in the afternoon, so I have that effect in the evening, when it is most needed. Not a substitute for my Viagra, but since I can only afford so many of them a month, it's nice to have any help with the issue. With all of those benefits, you just can't go wrong"

   
10

TIm S. April 29, 2016

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Cardura (doxazosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Have NB Prostatitis since the early 90's. Started on Hytrin, which had minimal effect on urine flow. I was one of the first people on Flomax, which worked great and you can feel it sooth you during a flareup. The problem is they started advertising, so the cost went from $15 to $170. I switched to Uroxatrol, but stopped after a week due to lethargy and it did not work well. Finally landed on Cardura (Doxazosin) 4mg. Nearly as good a Flomax for flow, but does not have that soothing effect if taken during a flareup. It is dirt cheap and along with Lisinopril helps my BP. A side effect is occasional dizziness after sitting or standing then suddenly moving. Only 5% retrograde ejaculation vs. 50% for Flomax."

   
9.0

Octoparrot (taken for 10 years or more) April 12, 2016

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For High Blood Pressure: "Switched from a non-selective beta blocker for treatment of Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to infant adoption. Doctor started me at 4mg, but I blacked out upon getting out of bed three days later. I had the prescription lowered to 1mg, but am taking half now and it is highly effective with virtually no side effects for me. No more PTSD-related nightmares due to the longer half-life, and very little hypervigilance. I am also able to be more physically active now than with a beta blocker, which is great."

   
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mbs83 (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I have had good results using Cardura, but when using a generic, I had problems with dizziness, eyes seemed to be crossed, weakness. The pill lists lactose as an "inert" ingredient. I have had milk allergies since I was a teenager . Since I cut the 1 mg tab of the very small Cardura in half I was not getting much lactose and it worked fine. With the generic at least 10 times larger, I was getting much more of the lactose to which I was allergic, so I was having severe side effects. This is the first time I have found the list of inert ingredients. I was allergic to many medicines before this and the addition of lactose may have been the reason."

   
9.0

sebluebell (taken for 10 years or more) July 22, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "I was taking 1 MG with breakfast and found on occasion I had dizziness. I cut the pill in half and no longer experience dizziness."

   
6.0

dickdoviak (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 30, 2015

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Cardura (doxazosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I started with 2 mg and went to 4 mg. Within a few days I started diarrhea. Doctor couldn't give a reason. Went back to 2 mg and still had it. I found the answer in the side effects. I am now on 1 mg with no problem."

   
9.0

diecasts4u (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 17, 2015

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For High Blood Pressure: "Taken to lower blood pressure and to increase urine flow at night. Worked great for both."

   
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Joe65 November 21, 2014

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Cardura XL (doxazosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Used Cardura XL on/off for several years now and more regularly recently. Wanted new prescription after moving to Europe, however doctor didn't now the product and recommended as alternative Tamsulosin (Pradif T) which did not provide any relieve with urinating especially at night (blocked). Switched back to my remaining Cardura XL and found equivalent product in Europe called Cardura CR. Just perfect flow, day and night! No side effects."

   
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dal88 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 31, 2013

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For High Blood Pressure: "doctor started me on 4mg straight away which caused bad side effects. instructions say start at 1mg so i am trying that. also wasnt told by doctor to take at night so i will see if that helps. so far not happy anyone else had problems? i thought i'd pass out in town centre not good."

   
5.0

dianesaffron October 23, 2013

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Works pretty well, with 8mg per day. Minimal side effects, such as some dizziness when I started, and some swelling of feet and ankles."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 17, 2012

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Cardura (doxazosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "I originally began doxazosin 4mg for blood pressure many years ago. Over the years I needed additional medicines for blood pressure but continued taking doxazosin 4mg twice a day. I had been told that it would be helpful in maintaining urine flow. Not long ago I began taking Proscar. I thought that the Cardura would no longer be needed so I stopped. Within 2-3 days there was a definite reduction in urine flow. I repeated the off, then on again routine 3 times with the same rather dramatic results. I will continue with the doxazosin. PS: I have never noticed side effects at all."

   
9.0

Anonymous August 8, 2011

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For High Blood Pressure: "It works better than any other blood pressure medicine I have taken and I have taken many including 3 more that I take beside the doxazosin. I take the doxazosin at night or break it in half and take it in the afternoon if my pressure is running high. It dose not work at all for me regarding prostate issues."

   
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Anonymous July 14, 2011

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "While taking this medication, I suffered from all of the side effects, except from the long or painful erection. I had trouble sleeping, agitated, and irritable. I thought maybe it was due to my chemical imbalance, which it may have been, but those symptoms were exacerbated by this drug to the point of continued stress and disquiet behavior. Other symptoms include tightness in the chest resembling asthma symptoms or bronchial distress to the sinus problems mention in the side effects."

   
1.0

Mick Finn July 6, 2011

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For : "I am 79, incontinence has been a big problem for past 6 years. For past 3 years on 4mg/day DOXAZOSIN, urine rate = 100ml/pee during the day. At night, 200 to 300ml/pee --- an awkward but manageable condition. Without DOXAZOSIN, urine rate drops considerably with severe (intolerable) spasms. Thank goodness for DOXAZOSIN."

   
8.0

AGC December 24, 2010

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Used for about 2 weeks, ramped up dosage from 1mg 1st week to 2mg 2nd week (final dosage was to be 4mg). Had a rash with associated itching (initially thought it was Poison Ivy) appeared about 3 days after treatment started and became severe during second week. Still waiting for rash to completely go away 1 week after stopping treatment. Did help to improve urine flow and reduced urgency feelings I was having about every 2 hours to about 6 hours. I could sleep through the night! No other noticeable side effects."

   
4.0

Anonymous September 13, 2010

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "Have taken for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia...this medicine works great! Also noticed an increase in erections and sexual functions. Blood pressure is also lower to 118/68."

   
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BDUBS May 7, 2010

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Cardura XL (doxazosin) for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "This named drug is prescribed normally in Spain and France usually packeted as Carduran I have used it for ten years but can not get it in Australia it was very effective at reducing levels of PSA...."

   
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rozza March 12, 2010

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For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: "For me personally, generic doxazosin is just as effective and a fraction of the cost of a patented big drug company product. "

   
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Anonymous March 2, 2009

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