What is Doxazosin?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cardura Cadex Cardura XL

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Doxazosin is an alpha blocker used in the treatment of hypertension alone or in conjunction with diuretics, ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers, or calcium antagonists; treatment of urinary outflow obstruction and/or obstructive and irritative symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Elevated blood pressure 41 16
Bladder problems 28 15
Benign prostatic hyperplasia 17 15
High blood pressure (hypertension) 9 8
Interstitial cystitis 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 5
Mild 11
None 40

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Doxazosin

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 3
Dizziness 2
Fainting 2
Hypotension 2
Cold sweat 1
Drowsiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Doxazosin

Dosage Patients Percentage
2 mg daily 5
4 mg daily 4
0.5 mg daily 1
1 mg daily 1
6 mg daily 1
8 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Doxazosin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 10
Change in health plan coverage 3
Course of treatment ended 3
Other 3
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Doxazosin

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Doxazosin

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 4
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 55
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 11
Not at all hard to take 46
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 19
Not specified 41

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Doxazosin after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 2
Amlodipine (Norvasc) 1
Indapamide (Natrilix SR) 1
Metoprolol (Metoprolol Tartrate) 1
Prazosin (Minipress) 1

Patients stopped taking Doxazosin and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Tamsulosin (Flomax) 2
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8 patient evaluations for Doxazosin

Dec 8, 2016 (Started Jun 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for high blood pressure (hypertension))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 9, 2016 (Started Feb 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily

Nov 27, 2011 (Started Feb 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Feb 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

Nov 27, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat side effects of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support urinary health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 6, 2015 (Started Nov 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for elevated blood pressure)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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