Duracard 2 mg Tablet

Manufactured by Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Composition: Doxazosin
Prescription Required: Yes

Description

Duracard 2 mg Tablet is an antihypertensive medicine which is used to treat high blood pressure and relieve symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (prostate enlargement) such as painful urination or urinary urgency. This medicine should be used with caution since it may cause a temporary loss of consciousness due to the sudden decrease in blood pressure (syncope). This medicine is not recommended for use in children.

Highlights

Commonly asked questions for Duracard 2 mg Tablet

Onset of action

The antihypertensive effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration of the dose.

Duration of effect

Duracard 2 mg Tablet remains active in the body for up to 24 hours after administration.

Safe with alcohol?

moderate

It is recommended that you do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine due to the increased risk of drowsiness, dizziness, very low blood pressure, and fainting. It is advised that you do not perform any activities that require high mental alertness like driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you consume alcohol while taking this medicine. Report any incidence of breathing difficulty or dizziness to the doctor immediately.

Is it habit forming?

No habit forming tendencies were reported.

Usage in pregnancy?

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Usage while breast-feeding?

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infants should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Substitutes

List of substitutes for Duracard 2 mg Tablet

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Duracard 2 mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

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