Doxazosin - drug for reducing pressure in hypertension, as well as for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Pharmacological action

Doxazosin enhances peripheral vessels, thereby reducing their overall resistance and lower blood pressure.

Also, the action is directed at reducing doxazosin resistance in the urethra and the pressure reduction in its internal bore.

Doxazosin, reviews confirm, promotes normalization of movement for urine deducing ways and reduce the appearance of benign prostatic hyperplasia (swelling) of the prostate.


According to the instructions, Doxazosin is indicated for hypertension (persistent high blood pressure) and for the symptomatic treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Instructions for use of doxazosin

 Doxazosin tablets

Doxazosin is available in the form of tablets, which are encouraged to take on an empty stomach in the morning or at night.

Swallow the tablets should be whole, without chewing, drinking water. Treatment should start with 1 mg doxazosin per day, 1-2 weeks the daily dose was increased to 2 mg after the same period of time - up to 4-8 mg.

The maximum daily dose of doxazosin in arterial hypertension - 16 mg, with a benign tumor of the prostate gland - 8 mg.

Supportive therapy involves taking the drug 2-4 mg per day.

side effects

The instructions to doxazosin listed unwanted effects of the drug such as fatigue, feelings of weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, nausea, rhinitis.

Reviews of doxazosin indicate that early treatment with possible excessive reduction of blood pressure when finding the body in an upright position. To avoid this phenomenon is advisable to avoid sudden and unexpected changes in body position.

According to the instructions, Doxazosin in the treatment of hypertension can cause arrhythmias (disturbances in the rhythm of the heart rate), tachycardia (rapid heart rate), heart attack, chest pain.

In rare cases, the use of doxazosin can cause allergic reactions, nasal bleeding, dry mouth, urinary incontinence, constipation, increased appetite, myalgia (muscle pain), arthralgia (joint pain).


Taking Doxazosin instruction is not recommended in case of hypersensitivity to the quinazoline derivatives during pregnancy and lactation.

Contraindicated to patients younger than 18 years.

Additional Information

The drug Doxazosin will fit within 2 years from the date of manufacture if stored at the temperature not exceeding 25 0 FROM.