Cardura is an alpha blocker that is prescribed for the treatment of high blood pressure as a combination drug with other diuretics. It is also prescribed for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia and congestive heart failure.
However, your doctor may also prescribe Cardura for other conditions if found appropriate.
How to use Cardura
The ideal way to use Cardura is to follow the instructions of your doctor. An alternative way is to check the medicine label for dosage instructions.
Cardura may be taken with or without a meal to avoid stomach problems.
It is important that you maintain a strict schedule for taking Cardura to ensure that you do not miss any doses. But if you do, then you may take it as soon as you remember provided that you space out the next dosage accordingly.
On the other hand, if it is almost time for the next dose, then omit this dose and continue with your normal dosage schedule.
Never consume two doses to compensate for a missed dosage.
Store Cardura between 59 to 77 degrees F (15 and 25 Degrees), at room temperature. Ensure that you protect it from direct exposure to heat/moisture/light and from the reach of children and pets.
Avoid storing Cardura in the bathroom.
A Cardura overdose may have certain adverse symptoms like low blood pressure and its related conditions like headache, which may require immediate medical attention. So please contact your doctor immediately if you suspect that the patient has overdosed on Cardura.
Consult your doctor before using Cardura if you have conditions like if you have prostate cancer, low blood pressure, kidney problems, or liver disorders., if you have any kind of allergies to food items, medicines or other substances, if you are using some kind of herbal preparation, dietary supplement, prescription or non prescription drug.
Do not use Cardura if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it (read medicine label if unsure).
You must avoid taking alcoholic beverages while using Cardura as it can increase the chances of becoming drowsy, faint or dizzy. Potentially hazardous tasks like driving, handling heavy machinery should also be avoided.
If you are pregnant or have plans for a pregnancy, then consult your doctor before using Cardura as Cardura may harm your fetus.
If you are breast feeding then please maintain caution as it is unknown whether Cardura is passed into the breast milk. So please consult your doctor prior to using it.
Certain patients experience conditions like stomach pain or cramps, severe diarrhea, or bloody stools while taking Cardura. If you notice this, then contact your doctor immediately.
Cardura can interact with certain medicines. So, you must inform your doctor if you are taking Cimetidine or verapamil, Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (eg, vardenafil).