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Doxazosin XL is a prescription drug approved for the treatment of an enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). As an alpha blocker, this medicine helps to treat BPH symptoms by relaxing the muscles of the prostate and bladder. It comes as an extended-release tablet that is taken once daily. Side effects may include dizziness, headaches, and respiratory tract infections.

What Is Doxazosin XL?

Doxazosin XL (Cardura® XL) is a prescription medication approved to treat the signs and symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate.
 
(Click What Is Doxazosin XL Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, doxazosin XL can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
 
Common side effects of doxazosin XL include but are not limited to:
 
 
(Click Side Effects of Doxazosin XL to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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