CARDURA  XL- doxazosin mesylate tablet, multilayer, extended release 


CARDURA® XL (kar-DUR-a eks el)
(doxazosin mesylate)

Read this Patient Information leaflet before you start taking CARDURA XL and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or your treatment.


CARDURA XL is a prescription medicine called an "alpha-blocker." CARDURA XL is used to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). CARDURA XL may help to relax the muscles in the prostate and the bladder which may lessen the symptoms of BPH and improve urine flow.

Before prescribing CARDURA XL, your healthcare provider may examine your prostate gland and do a blood test called a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test to check for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer and BPH can cause the same symptoms. Prostate cancer needs a different treatment.

Some medicines called "alpha-blockers" are used to treat high blood pressure. CARDURA XL is not for the treatment of high blood pressure.

It is not known if CARDURA XL is safe and effective in children.

Who should not take CARDURA XL?

Do not take CARDURA XL if you are allergic to doxazosin, other medications called quinazolones, or any of the ingredients in CARDURA XL. See the end of this leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in CARDURA XL.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking CARDURA XL?

Before you take CARDURA XL, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

CARDURA XL may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how CARDURA XL works.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take:

Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if you are not sure if your medicine is one of those listed above.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take CARDURA XL?

What should I avoid while taking CARDURA XL?

Do not drive, operate machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how CARDURA XL affects you. CARDURA XL can cause dizziness, weakness, or fainting.

What are the possible side effects of CARDURA XL?

CARDURA XL may cause serious side effects including:

The most common side effects of CARDURA XL include:

Call your healthcare provider if you get any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of CARDURA XL. For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store CARDURA XL?

Keep CARDURA XL and all medicines out of reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of CARDURA XL.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use CARDURA XL for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give CARDURA XL to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.

This Patient Information leaflet summarizes the most important information about CARDURA XL. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for information about CARDURA XL that is written for health professionals.

For more information, call 1-800-438-1985.

What are the ingredients in CARDURA XL?

Active Ingredient: doxazosin mesylate

Inactive Ingredients: polyethylene oxide, sodium chloride, hypromellose, red ferric oxide, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, cellulose acetate, Macrogol®, pharmaceutical glaze, and black iron oxide.


February 2017

Revised: 2/2017
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