Duracard 2 Tablet

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Duracard 2 Tablet Information

Duracard 2 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of High BP. Duracard 2 Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The optimal dosage of Duracard 2 Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Duracard 2 Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Duracard 2 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Duracard 2 Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Severe for women who are breastfeeding. In addition, Duracard 2 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney are discussed below in the Duracard 2 Tablet related warnings section.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension), Liver Disease, Neutropenia must refrain from the use of Duracard 2 Tablet since this can cause severe adverse effects. The section on Duracard 2 Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Duracard 2 Tablet with other medicines has been reported. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Duracard 2 Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Duracard 2 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Duracard 2 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Other Benefits

Duracard 2 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult(Male)
  • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Adult
  • Disease: High Blood Pressure
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Enlarged Prostate
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 1 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet (Immediate Release)
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor


Duracard 2 Tablet Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Duracard 2 Tablet is used -

Moderate

Mild

Duracard 2 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Duracard 2 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Duracard has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Duracard without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Duracard 2 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Duracard. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Duracard 2 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Duracard is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Duracard 2 Tablet on the Liver?


    Duracard is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Duracard 2 Tablet on the Heart?


    Duracard has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Duracard 2 Tablet with Other Drugs

Duracard 2 Tablet should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate

SildenafilPseudoephedrineChlorpheniramine,Dextromethorphan,Paracetamol,Phenylephrine
    Lisinopril,Hydrochlorothiazide
      AtazanavirValsartan,Hydrochlorothiazide


        Duracard 2 Tablet Contraindications

        If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Duracard 2 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



        Frequently asked Questions about Duracard 2 Tablet

        • Is this Duracard 2 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


          Duracard 2 Tablet does not cause addiction.

          No
        • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


          You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Duracard 2 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

          Dangerous
        • Is it safe?


          Duracard 2 Tablet is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

          Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
        • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


          Duracard 2 Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

          No

        Duracard 2 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

        • Interaction between Food and Duracard 2 Tablet


          You can take Duracard 2 Tablet with food.

          Safe
        • Interaction between Alcohol and Duracard 2 Tablet


          Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Duracard 2 Tablet as it can have severe side effects.

          Severe


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        This medicine data has been created by -

        Vikas Chauhan

        B.Pharma, Pharmacy
        5 Years of Experience



        References

        US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Cardura® (doxazosin mesylate)

        KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 142

        April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 461-462

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