Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how doxazosin affects you.
The antihypertensive effect of Doxazosin results from a decrease in systemic vascular resistance and the parent compound Doxazosin is primarily responsible for the antihypertensive activity.
You can take doxazosin in the morning or evening, but it s best to take it at the same time each day. Patients with hypotension for benign prostatic hyperplasia indication only. Doxazosin is also used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate benign prostatic hyperplasia-BPH. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Doxazosin is used alone or with other drugs to treat high blood pressure hypertension.
Affected organisms Humans and other mammals Pathways Not Available Pharmacogenomic Effects ADRs Browse all title About SNP Mediated Effects ADRs. Benefit from combination therapy was greatest in men with a prostate volume greater than 40 mL or a prostate-specific antigen level greater than 4. Your doctor will start you on a low dose of doxazosin and gradually increase your dose, not more than once every 1 to 2 weeks. The usual dose for high blood pressure.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take this medication at the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible time.
Concomitant use of buprenorphine with other CNS depressants can lead to additive CNS depressive effects.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you stop taking doxazosin for any reason, ask your doctor before you start taking it again. Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them.