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Doxazosin, sold under the brand names Cardura among others, is a medication used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate and high blood pressure. For high blood pressure, it is a less preferred option. It is taken by mouth.Common side effects include dizziness, sleepiness, swelling, nausea, shortness of breath, and abdominal pain. Severe side effects may include low blood pressure with standing, an irregular heart beat, and priapism. Prostate cancer should be ruled out before starting treatment. It is a α1-selective adrenergic blocker in the quinazoline class of compounds.Doxazosin was patented in 1977 and came into medical use in 1988. It is available as a generic medication. A month supply in the United Kingdom costs the NHS about 0.50 £ as of 2019. In the United States the wholesale cost of this amount is about US$5.50. In 2016 it was the 157th most prescribed medication in the United States with more than 4 million prescriptions.

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