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Brand name: Carduran TM

Active ingredients: doxazosin

What it is used for

Hypertension: CARDURAN is indicated for the treatment of mild to moderate hypertension. It can be used as a single antihypertensive agent or in combination with a thiazide diuretic or a beta-blocking agent. There is limited experience with CARDURAN in combination with angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or calcium channel blockers. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: CARDURAN is indicated for the relief of manifestations of mild to moderate benign prostatic hyperplasia.

How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 2 Years.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

A white capsule shaped biconvex flat sided tablet being 9mm long, 4.5mm wide and 2.8mm thick with 'PFIZER' on one side & 'CN' breakline '2' on other

Food interactions

For the active ingredient doxazosin

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid natural licorice.
  • Take without regard to meals.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Over 65?

This medicine contains the active ingredients:

If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient doxazosin

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at

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