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.
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