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Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Alfadil; Cardenalin; Cardular; Cardura; Cardura XL; Carduran; Dedralen; Diblocin; Doxaben; Doxazosin mesylate; Normothen; Supressin; Tensiobas; UK 33274; UK 3327427; Zoflux

Latest Information Update: 21 Sep 2011

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At a glance

  • Originator Pfizer
  • Developer Almirall S.A.; AstraZeneca; Fisons; Libbs Farmaceutica; Lifepharma; Mylan; Pfizer; Purepac Pharmaceutical; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Class Antihypertensives; Quinazolines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Alpha 1 adrenergic receptor antagonists
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.


Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Benign prostatic hyperplasia; Hypertension

Most Recent Events

  • 24 Jun 2018 Biomarkers information updated
  • 25 Feb 2005 The US FDA has given final marketing approval for a sustained-release formulation of doxazosin in benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • 23 Nov 2004 A Pharmacoeconomic study has been added to the Men's Health therapeutic trials section
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