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BPH Diagnosis - Cardura XL Warnings and Precautions

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  • BPH Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, your doctor is able to make a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) diagnosis based on your symptoms, physical exam, and results of certain tests (such as a digital rectal exam). This page discusses the tests in detail.
  • BPH Information
    Are you looking for information on BPH? This eMedTV article is a great place to start. It presents a basic overview of this condition common in older men, including possible symptoms, how the likelihood increases with age, and treatment options.
  • BPH Surgery
    There are several forms of BPH surgery, including minimally-invasive surgeries like TUNA and TUMT. This eMedTV article also covers the potential risks and benefits of other types of BPH surgery, like TURP, TUIP, open prostatectomy, and laser surgery.
  • BPH Symptoms
    As this eMedTV article explains, most BPH symptoms involve changes or problems with urination, such as frequent urination or a weak urine stream. This page outlines common symptoms of this condition, as well as some potential complications.
  • BPH Treatment
    Treatment options for BPH can range from watchful waiting to drug therapy to surgery. This section of the eMedTV library explores the various medications that can be used for BPH treatment, as well as the potential risks and benefits of surgery.
  • Cardura
    Cardura is a prescription medicine that is used to lower high blood pressure and treat an enlarged prostate. This eMedTV article highlights how the drug works, its potential side effects, guidelines for taking the medication, and more.
  • Cardura Dosing
    When starting Cardura, the dose is the same, whether it's for an enlarged prostate or for hypertension. This eMedTV Web page lists the typical doses, provides guidelines pertaining to Cardura dosing, and offers tips on taking the medication.
  • Cardura Medicine
    As this eMedTV article explains, Cardura is a medication used in the treatment of high blood pressure and an enlarged prostate. This segment briefly describes how this product works, lists possible side effects, and includes a link to more information.
  • Cardura Side Effects
    This eMedTV segment lists common side effects of Cardura, including dizziness and fatigue. This page also highlights some of the more uncommon and serious side effects seen with the drug, such as allergic reactions and priapism.
  • Cardura XL
    Cardura XL is a medicine approved for treating an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH). This eMedTV article takes an in-depth look at this drug, including information on how it works, dosing tips, potential side effects, and more.
  • Cardura XL Alternatives
    As this eMedTV page explains, if your symptoms of an enlarged prostate are not adequately controlled with Cardura XL (doxazosin XL), alternatives are available. This page lists some of these substitutes, such as other drugs, watchful waiting, and surgery.
  • Cardura XL and Breastfeeding
    It may not be safe for breastfeeding women to take Cardura XL (doxazosin XL). In fact, as this eMedTV article explains, this medication is not approved for any use in women, so there is no reason for a woman (breastfeeding or not) to take this drug.
  • Cardura XL and Pregnancy
    As this eMedTV segment explains, Cardura XL is a pregnancy Category C drug, meaning that it may not be safe for use in pregnant women. This page describes the complications that occurred when this drug's active ingredient was given to pregnant animals.
  • Cardura XL Dosage
    As this eMedTV Web resource explains, the initial dosage of Cardura XL for treating an enlarged prostate is 4 mg taken once daily. This page further explores dosing guidelines for this drug, with a list of several helpful tips for taking it.
  • Cardura XL Interactions
    Antibiotics and alpha blockers are some of the drugs that can cause negative interactions with Cardura XL. This eMedTV Web article takes an in-depth look at several other medicines that may lead to complications and describes the problems that may occur.
  • Cardura XL Medication Information
    As this eMedTV resource discusses, Cardura XL is a drug prescribed to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This page further explores Cardura XL, including information on how the medication works, potential side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Cardura XL Overdose
    Taking too much Cardura XL (doxazosin XL) may result in dangerously low blood pressure. This eMedTV Web selection describes what to expect with an overdose, including other possible symptoms and details on how a doctor may treat these problems.
  • Cardura XL Side Effects
    Some of the most common side effects of Cardura XL include dizziness, headaches, and weakness. This eMedTV Web selection explores these and other reactions to the drug, including potentially serious side effects that require immediate medical care.
  • Cardura XL Uses
    Cardura XL is prescribed for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in adults. This eMedTV article offers more information on what Cardura XL is used for, including how this medication works and possible off-label (unapproved) uses.
  • Cardura XL Warnings and Precautions
    Cardura XL may cause low blood pressure and may not be safe for people with certain medical conditions. This eMedTV page features a detailed list of other important precautions and warnings for Cardura XL, including who should avoid taking this drug.
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