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Cardura XL 4mg Tablet

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Cardura XL 4mg Tablet

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We are striving to bring you the latest and most accurate medical information, however this section is still a work in progress. For more information about this product, please reach our Patient Care Consultants here
Cardura XL is generally used for:-

  1. Hypertension
  2. Benign prostatic hyperplasia

This is a non-exhaustive list and there might be other uses and benefits of the Cardura XL as well. Please do not consume this medication by comparing it with someone with a similar symptoms taking it. Please consult with a physician or a specialist before using this medication.

Cardura XL is made from the following ingredient:-
  1. Doxazosin mesylate (4mg) 

 
The outcome resulted from taking Cardura XL are subjected to the intention of using it and the appropriate dosage of the medication consumed. It is advisable to take this medication with or without food. The drug should be strictly taken as per prescribed dosage by the doctor.


Please check the expiry date and prescription details mentioned on this packaging of 100 tablets. 

It is manufactured by Pfizer.
 
How to use Cardura XL?
Swallow the tablet in one go and do not chew it. Consume according to the dose prescribed by your doctor.

  • Patients with liver disease or heart disease need to consult with a doctor before consuming Cardura XL.
  • The dosage should be taken as advised by the doctor. Keep enough gap between two doses.
  • The duration of time for this drug to give an effect is based on the intended use and dosage of medicine consumed. If there is no relief from the symptoms, please talk to a doctor for an alternative solution.


General advice for Cardura XL:

  • Do not give this medication to someone you feel has a similar symptoms. Similarly, do not consume this medication on the advice from a friend or family. 
  • Please ensure the expiry date on the package or with the pharmacist before purchasing the medication.
  • Make sure to keep Cardura XL in a room temperature environment and avoid direct exposure to heat & sunlight
  • Discontinue Cardura XL or inform your doctor if any rashes or other side effects occur.
  • This medication has several uses as well as side effects. Cardura XL users are advised to avoid jumping into conclusions without reading the information about the medication thoroughly.


Please consult a doctor especially before taking Cardura XL. If you have any of the following conditions & contraindications:-

  • Allergy to Cardura XL or any of its components
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Obstruction of digestive tract
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia AND low blood pressure
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Anuria
  • Liver Disease
  • Heart disease
  • Undergoing cataract surgery
  • It is not recommended for patients below 16 years old.

Cardura XL Drug Interactions

Drug to drug interaction reaction of Cardura XL varies from a person to another person. It is advisable to check with your doctor about all the possible drug interactions before starting the medication.
  • Drugs for erectile dysfunction
  • Other antihypertensives

This is an incomprehensive list of drug-to-drug interactions and conditions that might interfere with Cardura XL function. Do inform your doctor about all your current medications prior to consuming this drug. 

Keep the following precautions in mind as well:-
  • Tell your doctor if you have any other diseases or if you are taking any other medication
Alcohol Warning (Not Advisable)
It is not advisable to consume alcohol with Cardura XL 4mg Tablet. Taking Cardura XL 4mg Tablet with alcohol may have additive effects in lowering blood pressure. You may experience headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, and/or changes in pulse or heart rate.

Pregnancy Warning (C)
Cardura XL 4mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown reducing fetal survival, however, there are limited human studies to prove the safety of Cardura XL 4mg Tablet. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk which must need the opinion of the physician. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding Warning (Limited Data)
Cardura XL 4mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during lactation. Approximately 20 times greater than the maternal plasma concentration of Cardura XL 4mg Tablet will excrete in rat milk in an animal study. However, limited human data suggests that Cardura XL 4mg Tablet does not represent a significant risk to the baby. Please consult your doctor.

Driving Warning (Not Advisable)
Do not drive while taking this medication unless you are feeling well. Cardura XL 4mg Tablet may cause side effects such as dizziness, headaches, nausea or tiredness, all of which could affect your ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Warning (Use With Care)
Cardura XL 4mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Although renal impairment will not affect the pharmacokinetics of this drug, renal function need to be monitored to prevent an unwanted effects since Cardura XL 4mg Tablet is not dialyzed. Please consult your doctor before using it.

Liver Warning (Limited information)
Use of Cardura XL 4mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with liver disease. In a clinical study among people with liver impairment, Cardura XL 4mg Tablet will increase 43% of drug concentration in the blood plasma. This may lead to unwanted toxicity. Dose adjustment of Cardura XL 4mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

As with all medications, you may experience some side effects. Not everyone experiences it. This is not a cause for concern. However, it is so that you are aware of it.

There could be certain side-effects associated with the usage of the medication. Please refer to the list below:-

  1. Dizziness
  2. Headache
  3. Vertigo
  4. Low blood pressure
  5. Swelling of feet, ankle or fingers
  6. Stomach pain
  7. Urinary tract infection
  8. Sleepiness
  9. Dry mouth
  10. Back pain

While some these symptoms are more common, there are a few rare symptoms that could also occur. If you are feeling any other symptoms (whether it is mentioned in the above list or not), please consult with a doctor immediately. Please, consult with a doctor if you are having rashes or blurry visions. 
Drowsiness, Dizziness, Headache, Syncope, Palpitation, Chest pain, Lethargy, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Dry mouth, Orthostatic hypotension

1. What should I do when I missed a dose of Cardura XL?

If you have missed a dose by chance, try to consume it as soon as possible when you notice. If the time to your next dosage is close, simply skip the medicine. In such cases, try to not double the dosage. 


2. I  think I have accidentally overdosed from the prescribed quantity of Cardura XL. Do I need to see a doctor?

If you feel that you might have used more than the prescribed quantity of Cardura XL, please talk to a physician immediately as overdosage more than the prescribed quantity might lead to undesirable side-effects. 


3. What should I do if I mistakenly took an expired dose of Cardura XL?

Consuming an expired dose of Cardura XL by accident might not be harmful but do consult your physician for advice just to be safe in this matter. 


4. Do I have to gradually reduce the dosage of Cardura XL or can it be stopped abruptly? 
Some drugs cannot be stopped immediately as it can have some withdrawal symptoms. Consult with your doctor regarding the usage of the medication as well as withdrawal symptoms, if any.


5. In a day, how many times should I take Cardura XL?

The dosage and frequency of Cardura XL is based on your condition. Use the drug as instructed by your doctor. You can also follow the instruction that has been printed on the product insert.

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Mechanism of Action
Cardura XL 4mg Tablet is an alpha-receptor antagonist. It blocks the receptors located at prostate tissue, and vascular beds by inhibiting completely postsynaptic É‘1 receptor at vascular beds

Information last updated on: : Fri Jun 12 2020 15:59:07 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) 4.9

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Cardura XL 4mg Tablet is available in many areas in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, Bukit Bintang, Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Wangsa Maju, Kepong, Segambut, Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Mont Kiara, Puchong, Bandar Sunway, TTDI, Seri Kembangan, Klang, Bukit Tinggi, Damansara, Sentul, Penang, George Town, Jelutong, Gelugor, Bayan Baru, Bandar Baru Air Itam, Sungai Ara, Bukit Mertajam, Butterworth, Perai, Johor Bahru, Skudai, Bukit Indah, Gelang Patah, Senai, Pasir Gudang, Taman Daya, Taman Molek, Taman Perling, Tebrau, Danga Bay, Larkin, Nusajaya, Pontian, Masai, Setia Tropika, Desaru, Tampoi.


Cardura XL 4mg Tablet is available at many places in Singapore. Ang Mo Kio, Alexandra, Admiralty, Bedok, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Merah, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Timah, Boat Quay, Buona Vista, Beach Road, Bugis, Balestier, Boon Lay, Central Area, Choa Chu Kang, Clementi, Chinatown, Commonwealt, City Hall, Clarke Quay, Changi Airport, Changi Village, Clementi Park, Dairy Farm, Eunos, East Coast, Farrer Park, Geylang, Hougang, Harbourfront, Holland, Jurong, Jurong East, Jurong West, Kallang/ Whampoa, Lim Chu Kang, Marine Parade, Marina, Macpherson, Mandai, Newton, Novena, Orchard, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Potong Pasir, Paya Lebar, Queenstown, Raffles Place, Rochor, River Valley, Sembawang, Sengkang, Serangoon, Serangoon Rd, Seletar, Tampines, Toa Payoh, Tanjong Pagar, Telok Blangah, Tanglin, Thomson, Tuas, Tengah, Upper East Coast, Upper Bukit Timah, Upper Thomson, Woodlands, West Coast, Yishun, Yio Chu Kang.

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