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When and How to Take It

Some general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with doxazosin XL include the following:
  • Doxazosin XL comes in the form of an extended-release tablet. It is usually taken by mouth once a day with breakfast.
  • Make sure to take this medication with food. Taking it on an empty stomach results in less of the medication being absorbed.
  • Make sure to swallow the tablets whole. Do not cut, break, chew, or crush them.
  • The shell of the extended-release tablet does not fully dissolve. It is normal to see the tablet shell in your stool.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Is There a Generic Version?

Currently, this medication is not available in generic form.
(Click Generic Cardura XL for more information.)

Who Makes Doxazosin XL?

Doxazosin XL is made by Pfizer, Inc.

Available Strengths

This medication comes in extended-release tablets in the following strengths:
  • Doxazosin XL 4 mg
  • Doxazosin XL 8 mg.
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