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Friday, 7 April 2017

I hope none of you are on Doxazosin!

Over on the low carb diabetic forum a member states "BTW I hope none of you are on Doxazosin" I had never heard of this drug, so I checked it out. Good grief, it appears shooting yourself in the head would be a safer option. 

Info from here.

Eddie


In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by doxazosin. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking doxazosin, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
More common:
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
Less common:
  • Blurred vision
  • confusion
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position
  • fainting (sudden)
  • fast and pounding heartbeat
  • irregular heartbeat
  • shortness of breath
  • sweating
  • swelling of feet or lower legs
Rare
  • Painful or prolonged erection of the penis (called priapism), although extremely rare, must have immediate medical attention. If painful or prolonged erection occurs, call your doctor or go to an emergency room as soon as possible
Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • area rash
  • black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • blood in urine or stools
  • chest pain or discomfort
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • cough
  • dark urine
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficult, burning, or painful urination
  • fever
  • general tiredness and weakness
  • headache, sudden and severe
  • inability to speak
  • itching
  • lab results that show problems with liver
  • light-colored stools
  • loss of appetite
  • noisy breathing
  • pain or discomfort in arms, jaw, back or neck
  • pinpoint red or purple spots on skin
  • rash
  • seizures
  • slow or irregular heartbeat
  • slurred speech
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  • swollen glands
  • temporary blindness
  • tightness in chest
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • upper right abdominal pain
  • vomiting
  • vomiting of blood
  • weakness in arm and/or leg on one side of the body, sudden and severe
  • wheezing
  • yellow eyes and skin

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with doxazosin may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
More common:
  • Headache
  • lack or loss of strength
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
Less common:
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • back pain
  • belching
  • bladder pain
  • cloudy urine
  • difficulty in moving
  • frequent urge to urinate
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • joint pain
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle aching, cramping, or weakness
  • muscle pains or stiffness
  • nausea
  • nervousness, restlessness, unusual irritability
  • runny nose
  • sleepiness or drowsiness
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • stomach discomfort, upset or pain
  • swollen joints
Incidence not known:
  • Anxiety
  • burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles”, or tingling feeling
  • change in frequency or urination
  • dry mouth
  • feeling of warmth
  • frequent urination
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • hair loss
  • hives or welts
  • hyperventilation
  • increased urge to urinate during the night
  • increased volume of pale dilute urine
  • loss of appetite
  • painful urination
  • redness of skin
  • redness of the face, neck, arms and occasionally upper chest
  • shaking
  • swelling of the breasts or breast soreness in both females and males
  • thinning of hair
  • trouble in holding or releasing urine
  • trouble sleeping
  • waking to urinate at night
  • weight loss

9 comments:

Margaret-whiteangel said...

My goodness I'm sure there must be a safer drug for BP than that one..

Christine said...

my mom took this for years, one of a number of pills for blood pressure...she never had problems, although she did pass away this year of heart failure.

only slightly confused said...

Yikes

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, that's a lot of side effects.

The Happy Whisk said...

Oh my goodness :-(

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh my! It seems most drugs these days have a side effects list longer than the dictionary.

riitta k said...

Omg. Many drugs have terrible side effects listed....

Conniecrafter said...

wow that is just crazy, I do know that every drug has some side effects that my cause some problems to some people and not others but wow that is a lot of possibilities of having something bad go wrong

Magic Love Crow said...

So scary!!