Benign prostatic hyperplasia/urinary retention:

Indications for: CARDURA XL


Adult Dosage:

Swallow whole. Take w. breakfast. Initially 4mg once daily; may titrate after 3–4 weeks to max 8mg/day. If therapy is stopped for several days, restart at 4mg once daily. Switching from Cardura to Cardura XL: initially 4mg once daily; do not take final evening dose of Cardura. Concomitant PDE-5 inhibitors: initiate at lowest dose.

Children Dosage:

Not established.

CARDURA XL Warnings/Precautions:

Severe hepatic impairment: not recommended. Mild or moderate hepatic impairment. Syncope. Symptomatic hypotension. Exclude prostate cancer. Severe GI narrowing. Coronary insufficiency; discontinue if angina pectoris appears or worsen. Cataract surgery (intraoperative floppy iris syndrome possible). Elderly. Pregnancy, nursing mothers: not indicated for females.

CARDURA XL Classification:

Alpha-1 blocker.

CARDURA XL Interactions:

Caution with strong CYP3A4 inhibitors (eg, atanazavir, clarithromycin, indinavir, ketoconazole, itraconazole, nefazodone, others). Additive hypotension with concomitant PDE-5 inhibitors.

Adverse Reactions:

Headache, dizziness, asthenia, hypotension, dyspnea, postural hypotension, somnolence, respiratory or urinary tract infections; rare: priapism.

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