Compare Cardura vs. Uroxatral

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Cardura (Doxazosin)

Prescription only

Uroxatral (alfuzosin)

Prescription only
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.

2.8/ 5 average rating with 101 reviewsforCardura
Makes it easier to urinate.

Uroxatral (alfuzosin) is a good treatment for an enlarged prostate if medical treatment is needed.

Upsides
  • A first-choice treatment for enlarged prostate. Makes it easier to urinate.
  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) works just as well as other similar medications but with fewer/less severe side effects.
  • Available as a generic medication.
  • Simple once daily dosing.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) treats the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It doesn't make the prostate smaller or stop it from getting bigger.
  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) interacts with many medications. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before starting any new medication including non-prescription medications, natural products, and vitamins.
  • Uroxatral (alfuzosin) can affect heart rhythms.
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  • Extended release
  • Pill
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Reviews
101 reviews so far
38%
saidit'sworth it
21%
saiditworked well
18%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
13possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    16%
  • Headache
    10%
  • Fatigue
    8%
  • Edema
    3%
  • Somnolence
    3%
  • Back Pain
    2%
  • Pain
    2%
  • Hypotension
    2%
  • Abdominal Pain
    2%
  • Diarrhea
    2%
  • Dyspepsia
    2%
  • Nausea
    2%
  • Dyspnea
    2%
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4possible side effects
  • Dizziness
    6%
  • Upper lung infection
    3%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Fatigue
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
  • Low blood pressure
    • Age 65 years or older
  • Painful erection
  • Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome
    • Cataract surgery
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  • Low blood pressure
    • Taking medications for high blood pressure
  • Drug interactions
    • Taking multiple medications
  • Floppy iris syndrome
    • Cataract or glaucoma surgery
  • Prolonged penile erection
  • Liver impairment
    • Liver impairment
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