Compare Cardura vs. Hytrin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Cardura
(doxazosin)

Hytrin
(terazosin)

Lowers blood pressure and makes it easier to urinate. For men, Doxazosin will help make it easier to urinate so that you're not getting up a lot at night. It's a last-choice treatment for high blood pressure.Coming soon.
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3.68Cardura
Reviews for Cardura
38%
of people (All ages) say Cardura is worth it
21%
say it works well
18%
say it's a big hassle
101 reviews
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Side effects
CarduraHytrin
  • Dizziness 7%
  • Headache 1%
  • Fatigue 6%
  • Swelling due to excess fluid 2%
  • Drowsiness 2%
  • Nausea 1%
  • Pain 1%
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We haven’t found good data for Hytrin side effects.

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How it works
CarduraHytrin
Doxazosin is a selective alpha blocker. It relaxes the urethra and prostate, which makes it easier to urinate. It also lowers blood pressure by relaxing blood vessels.Coming soon.
Type of medication
CarduraHytrin
Prescription only
Available as
CarduraHytrin
  • Pill
  • Extended release
  • Pill
Used for
CarduraHytrin
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
CarduraHytrin
  • Age 65 years or older
  • Cataract surgery
Detailed Cardura (doxazosin) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Food
    CarduraHytrin
    • Take the extended release tablet with breakfast.
    No food related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    CarduraHytrin
    • A first-choice treatment for enlarged prostate. Makes it easier to urinate.
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    Downsides and risks
    CarduraHytrin
    • A last-choice treatment for high blood pressure because other medicines are more effective at preventing heart disease. Your doctor might add it to a medicine you're already taking if your blood pressure is still too high.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    CarduraHytrin
    • Can cause dizziness or fainting in the first few days.
    • Check your blood pressure 1 week after starting this medicine, and tell your doctor if it hasn't improved.
    • Can cause fatigue or headache.
    • Take the extended release tablet with breakfast.
    • You might need to check your blood pressure from time to time while taking this medicine.
    • If side effects don't go away, talk to your doctor about alternatives.
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    Have you used Hytrin (terazosin)?
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