Q: What else should I know before taking Doxazosin?
Dizziness and fainting may occur in the initial stages when a patient is started on Doxazosin, especially when standing up from a sitting or a lying position. Get up slowly from sitting or lying down position to avoid this. Inform your doctor if these symptoms persist. Close monitoring and regular measurement of blood pressure are required till symptoms subside...
Doxazosin should not be given to children and adolescents below 18 years of age
Talk to your doctor if you are 65 years or older
Q: Is Doxazosin effective for high blood pressure and symptoms of prostate enlargement?
Doxazosin has been demonstrated to be a safe and well-tolerated medicine for high blood pressure and to relieve symptoms of enlarged prostate, even when used for an extended period
This medicine is of special benefit in patients who have both the conditions and is usually given in combination with other medicines
Doxazosin is not recommended in cancerous enlargements of the prostate gland
Take Doxazosin under medical supervision. Do not self-medicate or self-adjust the dose