Doxazosin, which may also be known as doxazosin mesylate, is a substance that relaxes blood vessels, facilitating blood flow, which makes it able to help treat high blood pressure. In addition, as it also relaxes the prostate and bladder muscles is often used in the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy, especially in men with hypertension.This medicine can be purchased under the trade name Duomo, Mesidox, Unoprost or Carduran as 2 or 4 mg tablets.
Price and where to buy
Doxazosin can be purchased from conventional prescription pharmacies, and is priced at approximately $ 30 for 2mg or $ 80 for 4mg. However, the amount may vary depending on the business name and place of purchase.
What is it for
This medicine is usually indicated to treat high blood pressure or to alleviate the symptoms of benign prostate hypertrophy, such as difficulty urinating or full bladder sensation.
How to take
The dosage of doxazosin varies according to the problem to be treated:
- High blood pressure: start treatment with 1 mg doxazosin as a single daily dose. If necessary, increase the dose every 2 weeks to 2, 4,8 and 16 mg Doxazosin.
- Benign prostate hyperplasia:start treatment with 1 mg doxazosin, once a day. If necessary, wait 1 or 2 weeks and increase the dose to 2mg daily.
In either case, treatment should always be directed by a doctor.
Possible side effects
Some of the most common side effects of prolonged doxazosin use include dizziness, nausea, weakness, general swelling, frequent tiredness, malaise, headache and drowsiness.
Among the effects, the emergence of sexual impotence is not described, however, it is important to talk to the doctor before starting to use the drug.
Who should not take
This medicine is contraindicated for children under 18 years old, pregnant women, nursing women or people allergic to any of the components of the formula.